Cedar and other Wood Specialty Patterns

If you can dream it up or need to match up a wood pattern that is no longer made, we work with a team of skilled mills that can help you achieve the custom pattern you desire or need in Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Douglas Fir and just about any other hard or softwood. From exterior siding and cladding patterns to interior or exterior paneling, to airfoils and louvers, truly dimensional lumber…and everything else in between!

no gap Douglas fir interior wood accent wall

Custom Douglas Fir T&G Paneling adds warmth to this waiting room

Historical Wood Patterns

As the decades have passed, trends, as well as manufacturing practices, have come and gone in building materials.  When the time comes for restoring or repairing wood in vintage or historical buildings, it can often be difficult to find truly dimensional lumber and/or match old wood patterns.

Whether it be exterior siding patterns, interior wall or decking patterns that need to be matched up, we can help! The best place to start is to get us a sample of the pattern that needs to be matched, such as this double tongue and groove that measures 3-1/2” x 5-1/2” that was manufactured from clear Western Red Cedar well over 100 years ago. By carefully inspecting and measuring this sample, we were able to have this double tongue and groove timber created to the exact specifications of the piece that was provided for the historical restoration after a recent fire.

Clear Western Red Cedar Double Tongue and Groove Timber Historical Pattern we created for restoration of a commercial building

New Wood Patterns

With the current trend in custom building and remodeling including so much exterior and interior paneling for accent walls and ceilings, as well as lining closets and bathrooms; if there is a specific wood pattern your architect has dreamed up that hasn’t been done before, we can help! Since it hasn’t been produced before, a line drawing is created before production with the exact measurements noted and a recommendation of what grade and species of wood would work best for the application will be discussed.

architect created tongue and groove specialty wood pattern to be made out of clear, vertical grain Western Red Cedar

Note in this pattern that a special bevel is added to the profile to drain water away since this T&G will be used outdoors as cladding.  For optimum performance, we recommended that this pattern be manufactured out of clear Western Red Cedar.

Another new trend we are seeing quite a lot of in commercial building, as well as residential, is the use of wood louvers.  Naturally beautiful with the look that only real wood can provide.  Whether it be boards cut to specific dimensions or shaped into airfoils, such as this one, we work with mills that specialize in creating the perfectly sized and shaped louvers for your project in Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Douglas Fir or most any other soft or hardwood desired.

We manufactured these airfoil louvers out of clear Western Red Cedar to the architect's exact specifications for a commercial project

To save money and time on the job, we can arrange to have your specialty wood pattern pre-primed or stained in most any color imaginable!

We applied a clear, penetrating oil stain to these Western Red Cedar airfoil louvers we had custom manufactured

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Matching and Creating Historical Wood Siding Patterns

As a specialty building materials distributor, one of our areas of expertise is in assisting our customers in creating unique siding patterns out of Cedar or Douglas Fir, as well as matching historical wood siding patterns that are no longer commonly used.  Our staff is well trained and versed in helping customers throughout the United States in matching wood siding patters to help maintaining a building’s historical architectural details.   From custom ship lap patterns to log cabin sidings, tongue and groove patterns to channel sidings, we work closely with our customer to ensure the old world charm and exact specifications needed are met.

Custom Western Red Cedar Siding Patterns

Just recently, we were contacted to help match this clear, vertical grain Western Red Cedar 10” drop siding (also referred to as Dutch Lap Siding) for a repair that needs to be done on a very old cabin.   Since drop siding is no longer commonly produced in a 10” profile in Western Red Cedar, we are working with the contractor to make just enough of the cedar siding to make the repair in the most cost effective manner possible to maintain the look of the cabin.   In this case, since the siding is painted, it can be easier to create something that will look exactly the same as the existing siding when the new pieces are installed and coated.

Vintage 10" Clear, Vertical Grain Western Red Cedar drop siding

clear, vertical grain western red cedar dutch lap siding

Historical Clear, Vertical Grain Old Growth Western Red Cedar painted drop siding

Other projects we have had the pleasure of working with include providing this fully dimensional 5/4×12” clear, vertical grain Western Red Cedar planks for a historical restoration of a Frank Lloyd Wright home in Michigan.  The Clear Cedar planks are installed directly over mahogany strips, just exactly as Frank designed the look many years ago.

5/4x12" Clear Vertical Grain full Dimension for Frank Lloyd Wright Project in MI

Need help matching a siding pattern?  Our process begins by carefully examining a piece of the existing siding.  It is carefully measured and a “line drawing” is created and submitted to our customer for review.

Custom Historical Wood Siding Patterns for Sale

Next, we discuss the options of what material will be used to create the wood siding.  As mentioned previously, if the siding is to be painted, we have more options of grade and how the material will be manufactured.  If the siding will be left natural or stained, it will be of upmost importance to match the species and grade of wood exactly to what is on the building.  We specialize in providing custom siding patterns in Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Douglas Fir and other exotic and domestic hard and soft woods.

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360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington, WA  98233

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Swinomish Didgwalic Clinic Interior Doug Fir Paneling

We were extremely pleased to be chosen to provide the interior Douglas Fir paneling for the recently opened Swinomish Didgwalic Clinic near Anacortes.  Designed by a local architect, the Douglas Fir interior tongue and groove paneling specified in the plans to warm the space was to be flush jointed.  Since this is not an “off the shelf” profile for Doug Fir paneling, we worked with a mill to have the T&G custom manufactured out of 1×4 Clear, Vertical Grain, Kiln Dried Doug Fir blanks for the builder, Quantum Construction.  This project was fast-tracked, designed and constructed in less than a year.

interior doug fir paneling that is flushed mounted

douglas fir interior t&g paneling

interior wood paneling for commercial buildings

This Swinomish Didgwalic Clinic will provide treatment for all members of the community suffering from opiod dependencies.

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For more photos of this amazing project by Quantum Construction, please visit their on-line album on Facebook by clicking HERE

Customer Testimonial from Quantum Construction

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Turn Point Light Station – Stuart Island, WA

We are please to share with you these photos we received from our customer who was commissioned to fabricate and install historic replicas of the exterior doors for the Turn Point Light Station, located on Stuart Island in the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington state.

map of san juan islands showing the location of Stuart Island and the Turn Point light station

Due to its dimensional stability and work ability, Clear, Vertical Grain Douglas Fir was chosen for this project.  Originally built in 1893, the Turn Point Light Station has been under restoration since 2009.

turn point light station in 1904

The Light Station in 1904

Our customer writes “The doors were fabricated last winter from grade A or better Clear, VG Douglas Fir that I purchased from you and the pre-finished doors were absolutely beautiful.  I must confess the application of primer and 2 coats of paint just seemed wrong!  I work from home and have a very limited 12’ X 12’ open shop and have attached a picture of the first door, the shortest one, at final glue-up.  Primer and 2 coats of paint were hand brushed in my dining room and allowed to cure over the winter in my wife’s studio.  At long last the doors were hung and final adjustments made on May 10.  Two pictures show before and after. The building is being converted into a museum at this time and should be open to the public after June 30, 2016.”

Fabrication of the historical replica doors out of Clear, Vertical Grain Doug Fir

Installing the replicated doors at the Turn Point Light Station

Clear VG Fir was used to make the doors

We spend the time to source the highest quality Premium Forest Products at the best prices in Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Douglas Fir, as well as other exotic and domestic soft and hard woods.   With shipments of lumber, siding, shingles, shakes, timbers, as well as other specialty building materials leaving our warehouse daily to all over the US, our customers value the quality of our products and our honest business practices, combined with excellent customer service and superior product knowledge.

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950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA 98233

360.757.6343

 

Renovated Farmhouse in the San Juan Islands

Super excited to receive these photos and message from our long time customer, Craig Youngquist, of Craig Youngquist Construction.   His attention to detail and superior craftsmanship are so evident in every project he takes on.  Please enjoy these photos!

“Hi Tom

Below are some photos of the project that you supplied siding, exterior trim, interior trim and cedar for door replications. Some of the photos are not stellar, but give you an idea of the scope of the job. The wainscot panels were actually recycled from the shiplap sheathing on the interior walls of the original structure. But all the rest of the fir was from you. I ended up buying a moulding machine to replicate the casings and various trim details. We saved a bunch of the original millwork , but didn’t have enough to finish the main floor.

The photo with 2 doors shows the original with the transom above and the replication to the right. The stair skirt, newell, balusters, and railing are the original, but the frame and panel down the stairs and under are newly added. The new roof on the house is slate – which wasn’t original.

I appreciate your generosity and excellent supply sourcing.”

Craig Youngquist

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Douglas Fir Wainscoting

This beautifully crafted door is made from Clear, Vertical Grain Douglas Fir we supplied

Beautifully crafted vanity and Doug Fir trim

Clear, Vertical Grain Douglas Fir was used to craft these doors

Stunning farmhouse remodel in the San Juan Islands by Craig Younquist Construction

Farmhouse renovation that we supplied the Clear, Vertical Grain Douglas Fir for

Stunning Farmhouse Remodel by Craig Youngquist Construction we supplied the materials for

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Why Choose Wood Building Materials?

Environmental Benefits of Using Wood in Construction 

GO GREEN……..USE WOOD
“One of the best ways to address climate change is to use more wood, not less. Every wood substitute – including steel, plastic and cement – requires far
more energy to produce than lumber.”
– Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace.

 

Western Red Cedar Blocks

  • Wood is the only 100% renewable resource in the manufacturing of building materials.
  • Wood is the only naturally recyclable and biodegradable building material.
  • Wood has the lowest environmental impact compared to other building products such as steel, concrete, tile, vinyl siding, fiber cement siding, and stucco.
  • Wood products require less embodied energy. This is energy used in the extraction, production and transportation of the resource.
  • Wood products require little to no fossil fuels (a non-renewable resource) to produce.
  • Wood products produce less air pollution.
  • Wood products produce less water pollution.
  • Wood products generate less greenhouse gases.
  • Wood reduces carbon emissions while concrete and steel increase carbon emissions.Western Red Cedar Trees Being Harvested
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is considered a contributor to Global Warming – young and mature trees reduce CO2 from the atmosphere.
  • Wood products are better insulators in homes and buildings which reduces the energy consumption in both heating and cooling making it the most energy-efficient material.
  • Wood building materials are 400 times better at insulating than steel and 15 times better than concrete.
  • Wood products produce less solid waste – both in manufacturing of the products and at construction sites. There is virtually no waste in manufacturing wood products.
  • Wood products generate less greenhouse gases. Wood reduces carbon emissions while concrete and steel increase carbon emissions.
  • Wood products have the lowest ecological resource use index. This means that while trees are harvested the effects are only short-term as reforestation follows. Other products have long-term effects as their resources are non-renewable i.e. petroleum for plastic and ore used in steel and aluminum siding. Once these non-renewable resources are gone they cannot be replaced. The trees themselves are produced naturally through solar energy.
  • Wood can be re-used and recycled with very little additional energy. Concrete cannot be re-used in the same form but can be down cycled to aggregate with a lot of additional energy expended.

Old Growth Western Red Cedar stumps being harvested

 

  • No other building product is more environmental than wood as demonstrated in
    “ATHENA’s life cycle assessment” research and study. From the growing of the tree to the disposal of the wood products, wood has a minimal environmental footprint.  Non-renewable products such as steel, aluminum and concrete use up to 250% more fossil fuel energy from the production to the disposal vs. wood.

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Western Red Cedar cants being transported for milling

 

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following sources for the information provided:

Teal Jones Group

Coast Forest and Lumber Association

Canadian Lumbermen’s Association

The Athena Institute

The Wood Users Guide to Green Building

 

 

Fire Treating Western Red Cedar and Doug Fir Building Materials

To help with your piece of mind, we are happy to offer custom fire treating to our Western Red Cedar or Douglas Fir products through our partner, CHEMCO. CHEMCO was one of the early pioneers in fire retardant technologies, and became the only producer of fire resistant wood roofing allowed for sale in California. CHEMCO uses Thermex-FR, a safe and environmentally friendly fire treatment formula that renders wood resistant to fire.

Products treated using CHEMCO’s proprietary fire retardant system have passed strict fire and weathering tests and comply with all building codes, however, we recommend checking with your building department to ensure compliance with your local regulations. The effectiveness of this fire retardant is proven by independent laboratory and quality-control testing and verified by real-world stories in which it was subjected to both structural and wild fire scenarios.

The process of fire retarding is done by using a vacuum-pressure impregnation to remove moisture and air from the wood cells and replace it with Thermex-FR. Next, the wood is cured in a kiln to lock the fire retardant into the cells. This process significantly increases fire protection for residential and commercial buildings without sacrificing the natural beauty of the wood.

To sustain fire, you need three main ingredients ~ Fuel, Heat and Oxygen.  THERMEX-FR suppresses all three elements

1) Fuel: An intumescing foam is produced protecting the surface of the wood.

2) Heat: Intumescing foam insulates the wood, absorbing heat endothermically. Surface
temperature drops below what is required for combustion.

3) Oxygen: A non-combustible gas is generated to dilute the amount of oxygen in the air around the flame.

Q: What is the difference between “fire resistant” and “fireproof”?

A: All materials are vulnerable to fire damage, so the term “fireproof” is technically incorrect for any product. Nevertheless, engineers and fire technicians have developed tests to provide a comparison of the fire resistant properties of different materials. Products treated with Thermex-FR have proven themselves consistently on all such tests.

Q: What makes fire resistant wood treatment last?

A: The patented fire resistant formula bonds to the interior structure of the wood during a vacuum-impregnated treatment process. The result is fire protection that lasts for the useful life of the wood product itself.

Q: Are fire resistant products hazardous to the environment?

A: No. Fire treated wood products are composed of all natural elements, and they are not toxic to the environment.

Q: Will my fire retardant treated wood products have to be re-treated?

A: No. Fire retardant products never need to be re-treated. The unique formula that is used during processing at the facility is thermally cured in dry kilns. Upon reaching the right temperature, the treatment is bonded to the wood and thereafter is no longer water soluble.

Q: What are the typical applications for fire retardant treated lumber and plywood products?

A: Lumber and plywood that have been treated with fire retardant are intended for above ground exterior use. These include exterior decks and balconies, stairways, covered walkway, siding, molding and trim, soffits and fascia, open-air roof systems, stables, scaffolding, and construction staging.

Q: What wood species and sizes are available to have fire treated?

A: Douglas Fir, Southern Yellow Pine, and Western Red Cedar. All common sizes and most
construction species of lumber and plywood can be treated by Thermex-FR including Shingles and Shakes, Exterior Siding, Soffit, Fascia, Decking, Timbers and Beams, Trim and Interior Paneling.

Q: Does the fire treatment meet building codes?

A: Yes. These products meet the performance requirements of the local building codes, however, we suggest checking with your local agency to ensure compliance.

Q: Is there any reduction in strength compared to untreated wood?

A: Yes. The treating and drying processes causes a slight reduction in strength that varies according to treatment, wood species, specific properties, and applications.

Q: Can these fire retardant products be used in ground contact?

A: Fire retardant treated Western Red Cedar and/or Douglas Fir is intended for exterior, above ground uses.

Q: Is it okay to cut wood that has been treated with fire retardant?

A: Yes. Cutting lengths, drilling holes, and sanding lightly are all permissible. It is not necessary to field-treat cut ends in order to maintain the flame spread rating.

Q: What types of fasteners should be used with fire treated products?

A: Hot-dipped galvanized or stainless steel hardware is recommended, as the FRX wood treatment could increase the corrosion of bare steel.

Q: Why should I put fire resistant shakes on my roof when I live in a relatively wet
climate?

A: No matter where you live, there always exists the danger of an errant firework or a flying ember from the burn pile of a neighboring home. When it comes to protecting your home, there is no such thing as playing too safe.

For a piece of mind, we can provide fire treating services to roofing shakes, as well as other Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir building materials

Care & Maintenance of Building Materials that have been Fire Treated

Fire-retardant lumber and plywood can be coated with a paint or stain, but caution should be taken in choosing the right manufacturer. Not all products adhere to the unique finish and the flammability of the finish should be considered. Shakes and shingles that have been treated with fire retardants should not have any additional coatings applied.

For warranty and other important information, including MSDS Sheets, please visit the Chemco website by clicking HERE

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