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!

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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 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, as well as clear cedar grades, or other species of wood are available by special order. In this photo, 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

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

360.757.6343

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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

Zuri® Cellular Composite (PVC) Decking

Get ready for gorgeous! Zuri® Premium Decking by Royal® provides the stunning look of exotic hardwood decking, without the exotic maintenance.

Zuri decking pecan color for sale

Zuri Decking in Pecan

With the highest level of stain resistance in the industry, Zuri® cellular composite (PVC) decking will keep its looks with just minimal cleaning using just mild soap and water.  Lower maintenance requirements mean lower long-term cost!

Zuri composite decking in Pecan for salecraftsmanship by Deckmaster Fine Decks, Inc

  • Engineered to be beautifully resistant to scratches, stains, slips and moisture
  • Never any need for painting, staining, resealing or special cleaning products
  • Colors resist fading that are backed with a 25-year Colorfast Warranty®
  • Uniquely textured to provide minimal grain repetition to provide a more natural, exotic wood look
  • Available in 5 unique colors: Walnut, Chestnut, Pecan, Brazilia and Weathered Gray. Download the color brochure HERE

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  • Deck boards have a grooved side for the Zuri spacer clips which give you the option of either 3/32″ or 3/16″ spacing between boards, as well as 316 stainless steel screws for use in any geographic region
  • Each deck board measures 5/4″ nominal x 5-1/2″ wide in 12’, 16’ and 20’ lengths.
  • Download installation directions HERE
  • Warranty protected to give you a piece of mind
Zuri decking for sale

Zuri Decking in Chestnut

Sit back, relax and enjoy your new Zuri® deck!

Before your next project, be sure to visit us. We provide delivery service in the north Puget Sound region, and shipping services outside the region to homeowners and contractors.

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

 

Here to Help

During these unprecedented times, we are evaluating our operations daily. We believe that our industry needs to continue working to provide housing and to help keep our economy moving.

 Our staff is in the office working normal hours (Mon – Fri 7:30 to 5 pm) and are available by phone or email to discuss your building materials needs and provide pricing.

We are also still providing delivery services, as well as shipping, outside our delivery area.

Should you need to come to our office to pick up an order or samples, look at our building materials, or discuss your project in person, we ask that you refrain from entering our office.  We are happy to meet you outside or in the warehouse.

Please remain at a safe distance at all times.

If you are ill, or have a member of your household that is, we ask that you refrain from visiting us until all symptoms are gone.  This helps keep us all healthy and safe.

We appreciate your business and look forward to working with you.

360.757.6343

sales@cedarcountrylumber.com

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

 

Cedar Country Lumber owners Tom Kelly and Kym Kelly

Cedar and Fir for a Cabin in the Woods

One of the greatest joys of helping people with specialty building materials, is working with our customers and guiding them to products that help them build their dream home.  Located on scenic Guemes Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington state, this Pacific Northwest style custom home is nearing completion.

Clad with our hand split Western Red Cedar shakes, this “cabin in the woods” shows excellent craftsmanship with thoughtful and creative touches, inside, as well as out.  Used for many years in the Pacific Northwest, our Western Red Cedar shakes will provide many years of carefree service for this home’s exterior.

western red cedar shakes and knotty cedar soffit

Western Red cedar shakes and soffit

western red cedar shakes used as exterior cladding is perfect for any cabin in the woods

The interior is clad with Douglas Fir tongue and groove, which adds to the feeling of being right at home in the trees on this secluded island, which is only accessible by boat or ferry.

clear vertical grain douglas fir for interior paneling and trim

douglas fir interior paneling is perfect for this cabin in the woods

Douglas Fir Interior wood paneling

A special “Thank You” to the Casey family for allowing us to participate in your project and for sharing these fantastic photos!  So beautiful!

customer testimonial from Jim Casey about Cedar Country Lumber

Before your next project, be sure to visit us! We specialize in providing customers all over the United States with Pacific Northwest, coastal grown Western Red Cedar, Alaska Yellow Cedar and Douglas Fir building materials.

We ship nationwide!

360.757.6343

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA