Happy New Year!

As we close 2019, we want to wish all our customer, vendors, family and friends a very prosperous 2020! We will be closing early on New Year’s Eve and taking the day off for New Year’s. Back at it and here to serve you Thursday, January 2nd bright and early! Cheers!

Cedar Country Lumber of Burligton, WA is a supplier of high quality Cedar products nationwide. 2020 New Year's eve and New Year's Day hours.

Before your next project, be sure to visit us!  We ship nationwide!

http://www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

 

Half Moon Bay Custom Home

Hot in the building market right now, Clear Western Red Cedar T&G for both interiors and exteriors!  Check out this stunning unique, contemporary home being built in the bay area of California.  We worked closely with the builder to ensure the specs of the siding were an exact match to the architect’s design. 

clear vertical grain western red cedar siding

After we milled the 1×6 clear, vertical grain Western Red Cedar Fine Line Tongue and Groove to the specified pattern, we had a factory flood coat of Penofin Red Label “Cedar” penetrating oil applied to the T&G siding.  Coated on all four sides and dried in a temperature controlled environment, the quality of finish that is achieved by this process just can’t be duplicated on the job site.  No waiting for perfect weather!

custom milled clear vertical grain T&g for exterior siding

We specialize in working with customers with unique building materials needs all over the US.  Because we are located in the “heart of cedar country” the only place in the world where Western Red Cedar and Alaska Yellow Cedar are grown natively, we are able to offer top quality materials and great prices.

custom cut western red cedar siding being installed on a home in california

Before your next project, be sure to visit us!

http://www.CedarCountryLumber.com

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

350.757.6343

Thanksgiving at Cedar Country Lumber

One of the joys of Thanksgiving is wishing our friends, customers, vendors and colleagues a happy Holiday Season and a healthy and prosperous New Year!

We will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 & 29th so that our employees can enjoy the holiday with their families.  We’ll be back to serve you on Monday, December 2nd.

Thanksgiving hours for Cedar Country Lumber

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

 

Wood Timbers and Beams – Cracks and Checking

Nothing beats the look and feel of real wood products.  They bring warmth, beauty and charm that just can’t be duplicated with synthetic building materials.  As natural wood lovers, when larger timbers and beams crack and “check” (as they always do), we believe it only adds to the special character and appeal that only natural wood can provide.

When a tree is harvested, about half of its weight is water.  Soon after, it then begins dry and shrink about twice as fast along the growth rings than across them.

Western Red Cedar Timbers and Beams

After it is milled, smaller lumber pieces will dry faster than wood manufactured into larger timbers, beams or heavier boards.  As the outer layers of the bigger pieces dry and shrink, the center of the timbers will stay moist longer.  All these changes cause the lumber to move, check and crack.  The larger the timber or beam, the larger the cracks, as well.

This is NOT a bad thing!

Checking normally begin on the exterior surface of a timber and are not a structural concern.  In fact, because it releases the tension that has built up, it actually makes the wood stronger.

Western Red Cedar Timber Checks

All wood species will check differently.  Denser exotic woods check more readily than softer woods, such as Douglas Fir and Cedar, however, checks in harder woods are generally smaller.

Ways to help minimize checking:

  • Generally speaking, higher grades of materials will have more stability. Especially when choosing “free of heart center” instead of “boxed heart” grade (as applicable)
  • When building with Douglas Fir, and some other hardwood species, some larger timbers and beams can be kiln dried
  • Use proper acclimation techniques. Store your wood off the ground, out of direct sunlight and allow the ends to breathe prior to installation
  • Seal cut ends of hardwood timbers immediately after cutting

Please note all wood timbers and beams will continue to move; take on moisture and shrink, especially those installed in exterior applications.  Checking on large timbers and beams, in many cases, does not occur until well after it is installed.  On a loose rule of thumb, softwood timbers (such as Cedar and Doug Fir) dry about 1” per year.  This means it can take 6 years for a 12×12” beam to reach equilibrium to its surroundings, and there will be movement and change throughout the whole process.

Custom milled Cedar and Doug Fir Timbers and Beams for sale

Our team of Wood Building Material Specialists are happy to discuss options on timbers and beams with you that are grown in the Pacific Northwest including Western Red Cedar, Alaska Yellow Cedar and Douglas Fir.

We ship nationwide!

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

 

 

Clear Western Red Cedar Custom Milled Rail Cap

If you can dream it up, we can have it made!  We specialize in working with customers with unique building materials needs all over the US.

Because we are located in the heart of Cedar Country, the only place in the world Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar are natively grown, we are able to offer superior quality Cedar building materials with exceptional pricing.  Whatever you are looking for, if we don’t stock it, we can find a mill to custom make it for you.

We are currently working with a home builder in Half Moon Bay, CA on an exquisite custom home and are getting ready to ship out this custom milled, clear vertical grain Western Red Cedar rail cap along with more clear cedar T&G cladding for the project.

custom milled clear western red cedar rail cap

Starting with the architect’s specs, we had a line drawing created with the exact measurements for the customer to review before starting production.

custom milled western red cedar building materials start with a line drawing

Once the clear, vertical grain Western Red Cedar rail cap was milled, a filler piece of wood was attached to the bottom to help protect the “legs” during pre-stain and shipment.

Tight Grain, Clear Vertical Grain Western Red Cedar milled into a custom rail cap

Next, the rail cap was pre-stained with Penofin Ultra Premium Red Label in “Cedar”.  This will help protect the custom milled Cedar rail cap during shipment, on the job site, as well as during installation.

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A second field coat is recommended prior to installation on all four sides.

Stay tuned for more amazing photos of this project!  And before your next project, be sure to visit us!  We ship nationwide!

clear western red cedar siding

architect spec'd clear western red cedar tongue and groove siding

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

 

 

Pre-Finished Knotty Pine Wall and Ceiling T&G Paneling

Nothing compares to the natural warmth and feel natural wood brings to interiors and exteriors of commercial and residential buildings. Manufactured from knotty, appearance grade (SPF) Pine, our wall and ceiling paneling was developed for ease of installation.  Available in two different profiles and factory coated for increased consistency and protection, this natural wood wall and ceiling paneling comes backed with a 15 year manufacturer’s warranty provided by Woodtone

Canadian Ice Lager Pine T&G

Canadian Ice Lager Pine T&G ~ Craftsmanship by Atlas Woodworks

Ease of Installation

  • Each board is end-matched, therefore does not need to end on a stud. This saves time, as well as money during installation
  • Available in 12, 14 and 16’ lengths in two different profiles: square edge or v-grooved
  • Each board is already coated with a high quality, water-based semi-transparent or solid stain on all four sides.  This save money and time on the job site, as well as helps to protect the wood and prevent damage and dirt pick-up

Applications

  • Exterior porch ceilings
  • Exterior soffits
  • Interior ceilings
  • Interior accent walls

FineLine Tongue & Groove Profile

Prefinished Pine Wall and Ceiling Paneling

Our FineLine Pre-Finished Pine T&G is end matched with a square edge “penny gap” profile and is available in seven unique semi-transparent or solid colors

  • White Rum
  • Irish Cream
  • Crystal Gin
  • Smokey Bourbon
  • Single Malt
  • Reserve Congac
  • Vintage Port

Prefinished Pine Penny Gap Paneling

Traditional Tongue & Groove Profile

pine v-grooved tongue and groove paneling

Our Traditional Pre-finished Pine T&G is end matched with a v-groove profile and is available in six unique semi-transparent or solid colors

  • Belgian White Ale
  • Canadian Ice Lager
  • English Porter
  • American Nut Brown
  • Irish Stout
  • Texas Honey Brown

Pre-primed v groove pine paneling

Important Notes

  • SPF is an acronym, which stands for spruce, pine and fir. Sold under the general term “Pine” it may be a combination of any of the three trees.  All produce a high-grade timber with relatively sound, small tight knots. If a blemish-free appearance is desired, we recommend filling knots with putty and finishing with a solid color top coat
  • This is a natural wood product. Warranty does not cover natural occurrences such as extractive bleeding, variations in grain and color, knots, mineral streaks and/or pitch pockets.  Sorry, we are unable to provide an exact match on any previous order or sample.
  • All material must be viewed and allowed to acclimate 5-7 days prior to installation. We consider installation of product as final acceptance.
  • This product is not recommended for, or warranted for, exterior siding applications

Please contact us for brochures or samples, and before your next project, be sure to visit us! We provide high quality specialty building materials to homeowners and contractors nationwide.

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

Atlas Pine T&G