Trending Now – Natural Wood Ceilings

Looking to add instant warmth and charm to your home’s interior?  Wood ceilings are trending now!  Wood ceilings instantly add warmth and charm that just can’t be duplicated with man-made products.

No matter what architectural style appeals to you, natural wood will instantly warm up modern contemporary or minimalist spaces, add character and interest to commercial buildings, provide texture or cool elegance to one room or the whole house. With so many varieties of wood to choose from, as well as installation options (not to mention finishes!) wood ceilings are here to stay.

In these photos, Knotty Western Red Cedar T&G is used throughout this custom home’s interior, as well as exterior soffits, to create a cohesive space and a smooth transition from inside to out.  Craftsmanship by RGN Construction, photos by Swift Studios.

Knotty Western Red Cedar installed as interior ceiling and exterior soffit

Knotty Western Red Cedar ceiling detail adds warmth to this modern contemporary home

 

In what can be a somewhat “cool” or un-personal space, the knotty Western Red Cedar boards installed on the ceiling of this car dealership, add natural warmth. Photo and craftsmaship by Trico Construction.

Knotty Western Red Cedar installed on the ceiling of this car dealership adds warmth to an otherwise cool space

 

Popular as well, Douglas Fir T&G has different color variations than Cedar and adds a nice rustic touch.  Photo and craftsmanship by Yonkman Construction.

Douglas Fir T&G used as ceiling detail

 

In these photos clear Western Red Cedar T&G with all it’s beautiful color variations add elegance to this recently completed sun room by our customer, Dave. For tips on installing cedar T&G paneling, please visit our blog post on that subject by clicking HERE

Clear Western Red Cedar ceiling detail

With all the natural color variations of Western Red Cedar, when installed on the ceiling brings warmth to any space

 

Due to its lightweight, as well as work-ability, natural wood in either Cedar or Pine is a perfect choice for both ceilings and walls in mobile buildings, such as this tiny home on wheels that was built by Hope Island Cottages.

Due to its lightweight and work ability, Western Red Cedar is an ideal choice for ceilings, as well as walls in tiny mobile buildings

Western Red Cedar is a great choice for high humidity areas, such as bathrooms

With so many beautiful options, we can help you find the one that is just right for you and your unique style.

Before  your next project, be sure to visit us. We provide local delivery, as well as ship nationwide!

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

www.cclumber.com

 

Tropical Mahogany Deck Tiles

Looking to add natural wood warmth to an existing concrete patio or turn a flat roof into a beautiful new outdoor living space? Our KAYU® Tropical Deck Tiles can be installed over any relatively flat surface, including over grass or bare ground. Perfect for porches, patios, gardens, docks, or around the spa.

Easy to install, our Mahogany Deck Tiles are perfect around pools and spas

Constructed from KAYU®-Batu “mahogany” that is sustainably harvested from well managed forests in Malaysia, this natural wood is a rich dark red/brown color. Extremely dense and beautiful, it is an exotic hardwood that is also naturally resistant to rot and decay.

Easily transform a plain space into a stunning new area to enjoy without any special tools or skills.

These deck tiles have an interlocking design base for easy “Do-It-Yourself” installation, using the DeckWise® Deck Tile System, you can attach tiles together easily. No messy glue, no nails, no staples. There will be a perfect match and precision spacing between every tile, every time, guaranteed. Since the deck tiles are made from kiln dried Red Batu mahogany, there is no need to acclimate the tiles; they are ready to use right out of the box.

Mahogany Tropical Deck Tiles come ready to install

Our KAYU Tropical Mahogany Deck Tiles can be installed in a straight direction or turned to create any pattern creating a warm and unique living space, as the interlocking tabs on all four sides ensure simple DIY installation.

Boat Deck tiles 2

Because of the natural rot and resistance of the wood, these tiles are perfect for use around docks, spas and pools

Available Deck Tile Sizes:

  • 20″ X 20″
  • 24″ X 24″
  • 40″ X 40″

Design your new space by sketching the layout on paper or physically place the tiles in position on the area that you plan on installing the tiles. Easily create unique patterns, designs and borders by aligning the tiles in different directions. Next, remove the tiles and be sure the area that they will be installed in is clean and free from debris. If installing the tiles over lawn or dirt, lay down a good quality weed barrier to inhibit growth up through the tiles.

Our KAYU Tropical Mahogany Deck Tiles are pre-drilled to easily attach the connectors to the tiles. Each tile connector comes with 4 ribbed clips already inserted for quickly snapping into the tile fastener holes.  Every connector also comes with 4 molded score lines for easily cutting and trimming with a utility knife, to go around decking edges, corners, or any other obstacle. A handsaw, jigsaw or power saw will be necessary to cut any tiles to fit around pipes or to adjust the tile size to fit in the space. For full installation instructions, including photos, please download the installation guide Mahogany Deck Tile Installation Guide

To maintain the KAYU Tropical Mahogany Deck Tiles rich color, we recommend applying a good quality deck oil that is formulated for hardwood decking, such as Penofin Hardwood Oil, at appropriate intervals to maintain the rich color. Or if preferred, the tiles can be left to weather to a soft silver-grey. Either way, the tiles will remain smooth and splinter free and will perform admirably for many years.

Just as you would with any deck, routine cleaning with a broom, blower or garden hose is recommended and periodic power washing is advised.

Red Batu Mahogany deck tiles and siding

Before your next project, be sure to visit us!  We’ve got lots of quality decking products, including the one that is just right for you and your budget!

We ship nationwide!

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

 

Cedar Board and Batten Siding

Historically used to side barns and other outbuildings, Board and Batten is a popular siding choice when a classic “farmhouse” look is desired.  Created by installing narrow boards over wider boards to create a layered effect, Board and Batten siding can be created with endless combinations of board widths.

Western Red Cedar Board and Batten Siding is a popular siding choice

craftsmanship by Keystone Building Services of Anacortes, WA

The cost of Board and Batten (also called board and batt) siding can vary a great deal depending on the materials chosen.  The most frequent size of boards chosen for Western Red Cedar Board and Batten siding are 1×10” or 1×12” boards combined with 1×3” battens. When a rustic look is desired, Knotty, unseasoned boards are often used, which can be a real money saver over using clear Western Red Cedar. Unless there is a desire to finish the siding right away, using “unseasoned” or “green” boards and allowing them to weather in place will also be less expensive than using kiln dried boards.

Western Red Cedar Board and Batten siding combined with metal siding

craftsmanship by Keystone Building Services of Anacortes, WA

If the siding is to be stained or painted right away, using air dried or kiln dried boards in either knotty or clear grades are recommended. If desired, we can arrange to have your Western Red Cedar pre-stained or pre-primed with almost any product available on the market. Your siding will arrive on the job site ready to install.

When installing your Board and Batten siding, boards that are 6” wide or more should be fixed with one nail through the center of the board. For wider boards, it is recommended that two nails are used to attach the boards with the nails spaced 2-1/2” to 3” apart.  Corrosive resistant, ring shank nails are recommended for installing Western Red Cedar. If installing your Board and Batten vertically or diagonally, it is important that furring strips are installed to attach the boards to.

Graphic on how to install Western Red Cedar Board and Batten Siding

installation graphic provided courtesy of the WRCLA

To save time and money, especially on installation, some folks opt to have False Board and Batten siding, which is created by installing sheets of plywood, then attaching battens every 10 – 12”, while also covering the seams between the sheets of plywood. This is a popular way of creating Board and Batt for interiors.

Our team of Cedar experts is here to help you achieve the look of your dreams on the exterior of your home, so before your next project, be sure to visit us!

Local delivery services available and we also ship our products nationwide!

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

Knotty Western Red Cedar Board and Batten Siding

Independence Day Closure

Wishing you, your families and friends a very safe and happy Independence Day weekend!  In honor of this occasion, we will be closed Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th.  We’ll be back bright and early on Monday morning!

Modern 4th of July Greeting Facebook Post (1)

Before your next project, be sure to visit us!  Offering curbside pickup and local delivery.  For orders outside the Puget Sound region, we ship common carrier at competitive rates!

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

 

 

 

Western Red Cedar Channel Siding

Western Red Cedar channel siding is a popular type of lap siding that provides excellent weather protection, especially in areas where the moisture levels change with the season. The profile of each piece of channel siding overlaps the next piece partially, thus creating a deep, recessed channel effect.

Western Red Cedar Channel Siding on mobile building

Channel siding is readily available in knotty grades of Western Red Cedar with a rough sawn, textured face in the following dimensions

  • 1×6” unseasoned or kiln dried
  • 1×8” unseasoned or kiln dried
  • 1×10” unseasoned

*Please note-the dimension described is not the finished or “dressed” size after the channel is milled, but refers to the size of board that the piece of channel is used to create the pattern*

Western Red Cedar Channel siding profiles

This diagram provided courtesy of the WRCLA

Other dimensions of Channel Cladding, as well as clear cedar grades, or other species of wood are available by special order. In these next two photos, we worked with a specialty mill to have a true 1″ thick channel siding pattern created out of knotty Western Red Cedar for a customer in North Carolina.

Custom milled 1" Knotty Western Red Cedar Channel Siding

Custom made knotty Channel Cedar Cladding

Here is a beautiful example of custom milled, clear grade Alaska Yellow Cedar Channel Siding we supplied a customer in the Seattle area recently.

custom milled Alaska Yellow Cedar Channel Siding

clear grade Alaska Yellow Cedar channel siding

Channel siding can be installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Be sure to allow a 1/8” expansion gap between the pieces and do not nail through the overlaps. One nail through the face is sufficient for channel siding that is 6” or less.  For profiles over 6”, two nails should be installed through the face, keeping nails 2-1/2” to 3” apart to allow for movement without splitting.

installation guide for channel lap siding

This diagram provided courtesy of the WRCLA

When installing channel siding horizontally, start at the bottom and work up. For vertical or diagonal applications, the siding should be nailed to blocking or furring strips as needed to ensure that the nail penetrates solid wood.  Stainless steel, or other corrosion resistant, ring shank nails are recommended to hold the siding in place.

To learn more about other poplar wood siding profiles, please visit our blog on that subject by clicking HERE and before your next project, be sure to visit us! We ship nationwide!

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

Summer Fun 2020

We wanted to share with you a few local events coming up that get you outside to have a little fun, as well as help us support some amazing organizations that are doing good work for others in Skagit County!

Cedar Country Lumber

July 10, 2020 ~ One Community, One Family Golf Classic Event

Logo for One Community One Family of Skagit County

Enjoy a day of golf at Avalon Golf Links while helping raise money to support grants for cancer patients! One Community One Family‘s mission is to provide support at diagnosis to cancer patients in the Skagit Valley Community. Most people are not fully prepared for the overwhelming emotional and physical changes, as well as financial hardships, during this time. Their volunteers are dedicated to the long-term success of this grant program through ongoing donations and fundraising efforts.

Check out this event and register by clicking HERE!

 

Friday, July 17 – Skagit/Island Builders Association Golf Tournament

Skagit Island Counties Builders Association Logo

Join us for the 36th Annual SICBA Golf Tournament! This year’s tournament is hosted at Whidbey Golf Club and is designed to be a fun day out on the course with lots of fun activities!  Sign up your teams of 4 (at least one golfer must be a member of SICBA) or register as a single golfer and they will assign you a team.  Info and registration can be found HERE

Saturday, August 1 – Heart to Heart Charity’s 6th annual Motorcycle Poker Run

heart to heart charity logo

Enjoy a fun motorcycle ride through the beautiful Skagit Valley while supporting Heart to Heart Charity. Heart to Heart is dedicated to help improve and enhance the lives of low income children and their families that reside in  Skagit County, who are working hard, yet still struggling to make ends meet.

Event details can be found HERE

We sincerely appreciate the hard work of all the volunteers and the support of the sponsors and attendees of events like this in our community! Together we can make a difference!

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

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Custom Milled Alaska Yellow Cedar

Grown only the Pacific Northwest from Alaska south to Oregon, and west of the Coast Mountains, where cooler temperatures and abundant year-round precipitation is found, Alaska Yellow Cedar is a highly prized and sought-after building material choice.  Outside the growing region, Yellow Cedar lumber can be difficult to find, as supply is limited.

custom milled clear, Alaska Yellow Cedar cladding

Because we are located in the heart of cedar country, where both Alaska Yellow Cedar and Western Red Cedar are natively grown, we are able to source top quality Cedar lumber for indoor, as well as outdoor, construction projects. If we don’t stock what you are looking for, chances are we have a relationship with a mill that can make it for you.  With shipments of specialty building materials leaving our warehouse daily to all over the US, our customers value the quality of our products and honest business practices, combined with excellent customer service and superior product knowledge.

We recently shipped a custom milled package of surfaced, knotty Alaska Yellow Cedar lumber to New Jersey for this stunning deck and railing crafted by Paradise Knoll Builders of Oakland, NJ.

Knotty Alaska Yellow Cedar decking and railing materials

“Thanks for the awesome lumber you sent us Michele. The job turned out great. People love it.”

Yellow Cypress building materials for sale

“Thanks and thanks again for your seemless delivery of some very nice lumber.” – Steven Del Colliano. Pres. ~ Paradise Knoll Builders, LLC

Before your next project, be sure to visit us!  We ship direct from the Pacific Northwest to homeowners and contractors nationwide!

360.757.6343

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

Azek & TimberTech Decking

Since we opened our doors, we have been pleased to offer our customers the full line of TimberTech decking products as our main composite decking.  When AZEK’s revolutionary line of  capped polymer decking hit the market, we added that to our main decking product line up, and couldn’t have been happier when they joined forces.  Many homeowners throughout the Puget Sound region have been enjoying their TimberTech and Azek decks, whether installed by a professional or by themselves, supplied by Cedar Country Lumber.  Over the years, these decking products have stood the test of time.

TimberTech Decking

craftsmanship and photo by Soundecks of Anacortes

Interested in learning about the pros and cons of composite decking, cellular PVC, capped polymer and other manufactured decking products?  This article in Architect Magazine provides great third party report. And no matter what manufactured decking product you decide to use, keep in mind these wise words by Tom Gramlich of TimberTech “Saying all deckboards are the same is like saying all cars are the same, a Chevette isn’t a Mercedes.” In short, you get what you pay for.

Interesting in estimating what a new TimberTech or Azek deck might cost? Check out TimberTeck’s Decking Cost Calculator. The value of enjoying your new outdoor living space? Well, that’s priceless.

Truly the best of the best in decking, AZEK capped polymer boards feature sophisticated, natural-looking colors with a subtle wire-brushed, low-gloss finish for an authentic wood look. With the most powerful core and cap technology in the industry, this cellular PVC decking makes it easy to transform your outdoor living space into a masterpiece. Available in six stunning colors, including “Mahogany” as seen in these photos provided by a happy customer of ours in Anacortes.

Azek decking dealer in Skagit County

Azek and TimberTech decking

compare composite and PVC decking

Give us a ring to learn more about this product line, as well as other decking options. We appreciate your support!

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

 

 

 

Temporary Hours of Operation

The safety and good health of our employees and community is our first concern.

We are remaining open from 7:30 am until 5 pm Monday through Friday to assist our customers. Curb side pick up is available during those hours. Some staff will be working remotely beginning on Monday, March 30th.

Please be sure to call ahead to place an order and prior to coming to pick up, as our office and warehouse are closed to walk in traffic.

Delivery services are available.

We will be available by phone: 360.757.6343

email: sales@cedarcountrylumber.com

If we are unable to answer the phone when you call, please leave a message and we will get back with you as soon as possible to assist you with your project questions, product availability and pricing.

We are still able to service our out of state clients as normal by phone and email.  Your sales staff will be in contact with you should there be any delays and to let you know when your order of building materials has/will ship.

We appreciate your understanding. Please stay safe!

Cedar Country Lumber delivers

www.CedarCountryLumber.com