Clear, Vertical Grain Western Red Cedar Engineered T&G

Approved for both interior and exterior applications, engineered Western Red Cedar tongue and groove paneling is clearer and stronger than what nature can provide.  Hand selected for the best appearance, thin pieces of Clear, Vertical Grain Western Red Cedar are applied to quality knotty Western Red Cedar using the same techniques and glue used to make other engineered building materials rated for exterior use.

Engineered Cedar T&G

Knotty Back of Engineered Cedar Tongue and Groove Paneling

Knotty Cedar Substrate

  • 100% Clear, Vertical Grain Western Red Cedar T&G face
  • Lower in cost than solid stock Cedar
  • Nailed, sanded and sawn just like regular wood
  • Very stable. Minimal shrinking, twisting, cupping or splitting
  • Saves time and waste on the jobsite
  • Available in 1×4” and 1×6” in specified lengths up to 16’ in three T&G profiles     “Micro V”, “Fine Line” and “Flush”
  • 10 year Limited Warranty
  • Pre-finishing services available
  • Custom profiles and lengths available by special order

Clear Western Red Cedar Engineered T&G

 

All the Western Red Cedar used to produce this Clear, Vertical Grain engineered T&G comes from responsibly managed forests and no-urea-formaldehyde is used in the laminating process.   Perfect for exterior cladding or soffits, as well as interior wall or ceiling details, engineered Western Red Cedar tongue and groove paneling will provide many years of beautiful service.

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

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington, WA  98233

DYI Tips for Installing Western Red Cedar Tongue and Groove Paneling

Western Red Cedar has been a prized building material for thousands of years due to its versatility, longevity and natural beauty.   In more recent years, it has been identified and praised for its use in “green building”.  All natural wood products, including Western Red Cedar, have been shown to have the least impact on the environment through their life cycle. Western Red Cedar building materials require less energy to produce than man made alternatives, are biodegradable, and are completely renewable and sustainable.

For interior, as well as exterior use, Western Red Cedar tongue and groove (T&G) paneling can be installed vertically, horizontally or diagonally.  It is commonly used as an exterior siding and cladding, in soffits and for ceilings, as well as either interior or exterior accent walls or paneling.

In clear grades, Western Red Cedar T&G it is commonly supplied in thicknesses of 7/16” or 1” in either 4 or 6” widths, while knotty T&G is commonly supplied in 1” thickness in either 4, 6 or 8” widths.   Either are available in a variety of profiles.

The various grades and thicknesses of T&G are designed for specific appearances and uses.  Our sales team is happy to discuss these with you to ensure you receive the correct product for your intended use.  Upon receipt of your Cedar T&G, it should be inspected to ensure it is the correct product that you and your sales person discussed, and that it is not damaged or visually unacceptable in any way before beginning installation.   Please note, however, since Western Red Cedar is a natural material, color variations, as well as some defects, are allowable within in each chosen grade.

Be sure to choose a fastener that has a high level of corrosion resistance that is recommended for use with Western Red Cedar.   Should your Cedar T&G be installed near salt water or in another area with high condensation, a severe level of corrosion resistant fastener should be selected.   We recommend using stainless steel ring shank nails in the appropriate grade for where the product is to be installed. The nails used need to penetrate at least 1 ¼” solid wood.   Plywood, sheet rock and/or particle board, or similar sheeting is NOT considered solid wood.

HORIZONTAL or DIAGONAL INSTALLATION:  Start at the bottom and work up with the groove edges facing downwards and the tongues up.  Cedar T&G up to 6” wide can be “blind nailed” through the tongue at an approximate 45 degree angle with one nail into each framing member.  Should the framing be covered by sheetrock, plywood or house wrap, before beginning installation, snap a chalklike or mark a line over the covering to ensure you nail at least 1-1/4” into the framing each and every time during installation.   T&G wider than 6” and those starter pieces and ending pieces will need to nailed to the framing through the face.  As you move up the wall, be sure to tap each piece into place with a rubber mallet and check to be sure you are staying level.

Clear, Mixed Grain Western Red Cedar Tongue and Groove Paneling Exterior Accent Wall

We supplied the Clear, Mixed Grain Western Red Cedar Tongue and Groove Paneling for this stunning accent wall of the newly constructed Craft Stove in Mount Vernon, WA

VERTICAL INSTALLATION:  Since framing generally runs up and down, you will need to provide “nailers”, horizontal blocking lines, or furring strips for the T&G to be installed properly.  Each piece of Cedar T&G will need to be secured to solid wood with at least an 1-1/4” penetration approximately every 12”.   Once the nailers are in place, use a level or plumb line to ensure the first board is installed plumb.  As with horizontal installation, pieces up to 6 inches in width can be blind nailed.  Wider pieces, as well as those in the beginning and the end, will need to be nailed directly through the face of the T&G into the solid wood behind.  Lightly tap each piece into to place and be sure to you are staying plumb throughout your installation.

Knotty Western Red Cedar Tongue and Groove Siding Cladding installed vertically

We supplied the knotty Western Red Cedar T&G that was installed vertically on this cute little cabin on Guemes Island, WA

Should you have more questions or concerns about how to install your Western Red Cedar Tongue and Groove paneling, please do not hesitate to discuss this with your sales person prior to installation of your product to ensure your Cedar T&G will perform at its best for you.

Before your next project, be sure to visit us!

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

 

18″ R&R Value Priced Western Red Cedar Sidewall Shingles

We are pleased to be stocking 18″ Western Red Cedar Value Priced Rebutted and Rejointed, Kiln Dried Sidewall Shingles produced by the only shake & shingle producer that owns its own timber supply,Teal Cedar of British Columbia, Canada.

 

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We distribute Teal Cedar Sidewall Shingles and Shakes to homeowners and contractors

Sourced from the most sustainably managed forests in the world, we are pleased to provide homeowners and contractors nationwide with Teal Cedar‘s Western Red Cedar Sidewall Shingles and Shakes.  New to our product line up are two grades of 18″ rebutted and rejoined*, kiln dried, sidewall shingles with sanded faces.  Inspected by a third party for quality control, our A Extra’s and B Clear’s are every bit as beautiful as you would expect and provide the durability and longevity that only coastal grown Canadian Western Red Cedar can provide. All this with at a GREAT price!

A grade clear, Western Red Cedar Rebutted and Rejoined Sidewall Shingles by Teal Jones

Manufactured with 100% heartwood, A Extra’s are clear up to a minimum of 8″ from the butt of each shingle with no decay, holes or knots.  Grade A Western Red Cedar sidewall shingles are 18″ long and can be installed with a maximum exposure of 7″.   Each carton of A Extras will cover 25 square feet, when installed at a 5″ exposure.  Available now in their natural state, as well as pre-stained with a Western Red Cedar tone penetrating oil, called “Teal Tone”.  Other colors and primed A Extras are available by special order.

Value priced B Clear 18" Western Red Cedar Shingles by Teal Jones

While some knots and holes may be present, Grade B Western Red Cedar shingles are clear and are 100% heartwood up 6″ from the butt.  Eighteen inches in length, Grade B Clear sidewall shingles can be installed with a maximum exposure of 5.5″.   Each carton will cover 25 square feet when installed at a 5″ exposure.   Currently offering natural shingles in stock, but primed and stained B Clears are available by special order.

Western Red Cedar R&R Sidewall Shingles manufactured by Teal Cedar, distributed by Cedar Country Lumber

A Extra and B Clear Western Red Cedar Sidewall Shingles should be installed sanded face out, at no more than the maximum exposure rated for each grade.  Space shingles slightly apart 1/4″ to allow for expansion and to prevent buckling.  Because of the natural properties of Western Red Cedar, fasteners that are corrosion resistant (such as Stainless Steel) are recommended and should be applied approximately 1″ above the butt line of the succeeding course.  As with all sidewall shingles, the first course on the wall should be doubled.  Outside corners should either be laced, butted against corner boards or mitered.  Inside corners should be butted against a wood strip.

Sidewall Shingle Square Foot Coverage Per Carton Chart

Please call for pricing and availability!

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950 B Fountain Street, Burlington, WA  98233

Canadian grown and milled, our Teal Cedar A Extras and B Clears will provide many years of service at a great price!

 

*Rebutted and rejointed (R&R) shingles have parallel edges at right angles to the butt and are of uniform thickness.  The butts and one face shall be reasonably smooth.  Mills producing these products shall use an independent inspection or certification agency to oversee quality control of products labeled as such.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Your Custom Home Deserves High Quality Western Red Cedar

When it comes to choosing building materials for a remodel or your new custom home, it is hard to beat the natural beauty, versatility and reliability of Western Red Cedar.

Available in many different grades, Western Red Cedar can be used to customize your home’s exterior with a wide variety of siding patterns, shingles and shakes, as well trim and soffit materials.   Because it is pitch and resin free, it is able to accept a wide range of finishes from semi-transparent stains that allow the natural wood beauty shine through, to darker stains that show the character (or add a “beach-y feel”), as well as traditional solid colors.  No matter your unique style, you can be sure when you choose Western Red Cedar, you will be able to create the custom look for your home that is just right for you.

Please enjoy these photos of two custom homes in Anacortes, WA that we supplied all the exterior Western Red Cedar for.  Each house was designed and built by different custom home builders, however both homeowners choose similar cedar products, including custom stained Western Red Cedar shingles as exterior cladding with painted Cedar trim.  By choosing totally different stains for the cedar shingles, along with the other unique details of each home, including the Western Red Cedar fences, you can see how versatile and beautiful Western Red Cedar truly is.

Custom Cedar Fences and Stained Western Red Cedar Shingles

Western Red Cedar shingles used as exterior cladding and custom cedar fencing

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www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

 

Applying Opaque Finishes to Western Red Cedar

Out of all finishes, paints and solid color stains will provide your Western Red Cedar with the most protection against ultraviolet light and moisture degradation.  Paints of all types (water based, latex, acrylic enamel and solvent based) are suitable for Western Red Cedar, however those with high elasticity will generally perform best.  Solid color stains have fewer colors solids than paint, but are film forming and will provide good protection while allowing some of the Cedar’s natural characteristics to show through.

Painted Western Red Cedar Tight Knot Bevel Siding

Western Red Cedar owes its beauty, color, durability and resistance to decay and insects to the presence of natural tannins produced during normal growth.  These natural extractives in Western Red Cedar are water-soluble and may lead to discoloration of finishes on exposed surfaces. This discoloration is not caused by the stain, the paint or any manufacturing process.

To minimize the potential for a failing finish, distractive bleed and/or discoloration, only apply a finish to Western Red Cedar when the moisture content of the Cedar has stabilized and dried.  Most primer, stain and paint manufacturers recommend that the Cedar is dried to at least 15%.  When opting to use an opaque finish for your project, the BEST Western Red Cedar product choice is one that is kiln dried at the time of manufacture.

Upon arrival at the job site, it is important to take care in how your Cedar will be stored.  It should be stored in a climate controlled area, off the ground and free of moisture and dirt, away from direct sunlight.  Maintain low interior humidity levels (this is the most common source of extractive discoloration) and ensure proper ventilation during drywall installation, texture spraying, painting or any other process which increases humidity inside the building.  Your Cedar should only be installed over dried panels and studs.

Be sure to choose high quality primers and finishes that are recommended for use on Western Red Cedar that contain mold and mildew inhibitors.  Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for storage and application.  While either alkyd-oil or water based primers can be used on Western Red Cedar, alkyd-oil based primers generally provide the most protection against extractive discoloration.

Opaque exterior finishes will perform best when applied over a coat of alkyd-oil primer that has been applied to all sides of the Cedar, including the back and sides PRIOR to installation. In some cases, certain coatings are “1 coat only” application.  However, a second field coating is recommended after the paint or solid stain has cured for best performance.  Generally speaking, stains and paints will last longer on a textured surface, rather than smooth.

We custom primed and double coated these beautiful Cedar Shingles in the customer's desired color and shipped them to Illinois for this beautiful custom home's exterior

We primed and double coated these beautiful Cedar Shingles in the customer’s desired color and shipped them to Illinois for this beautiful custom home’s exterior

Suitability and Expected Service Life of Exterior Finishes applied on Western Red Cedar Siding & Tim as compiled by the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.  Expected life will vary depending on exposure, as well the quality of products and technique used for application, especially in extreme climates.

Life expectancy of paints and stains on Western Red Cedar Siding and Trim
Many of our Western Red Cedar exterior products such as sidewall shingles, siding and trim are available pre-primed, with low minimums, to save you money and time on the job site! Some products may also be eligible to be custom coated with the paint or stain of your choosing prior to shipment.  Please let our Sales Representative know when inquiring about our products if you will be finishing your Cedar with an opaque finish so that we can discuss all your options.For help and tips to re-finishing your Western Red Cedar, please visit our blog on that subject by clicking HERE

Pre-Stained Western Red Cedar Shingles

These 6 Solid Stain Colors of Western Red Cedar Shingles are Available by Custom Order with a One Box Minimum

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www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington, WA  98233

Mazama Meadows Project

Nestled in the foothills of the North Cascades near the little gem of a town Mazama, this rustic modern cabin holds all the amenities anyone would need along with the tranquility of wide open space.   Recognized as one of the region’s leading, architecture, urban design and planning firms, Designs Northwest Architects, along with Impel Construction, brought this innovative concept to fruition.

We were pleased to have the opportunity to supply our Premium Forest Products; not only to be a part of such a interesting and unique project, but also because the owner is a personal friend.

Please enjoy these enjoy these photos, captured beautifully by Lucas Henning.

rustic modern cabin

Knotty Western Red Cedar and distressed steel are used on the exterior of the structure to bring a unique and rustic feeling to this cabin

Western Red Cedar Siding with weathered steel

Western Red Cedar Siding

Western Red Cedar and distressed steel siding

Warm and inviting, the Western Red Cedar and weathered steel blend perfectly with the surroundings of the upper end of the Methow Valley located in Eastern Washington

Western Red Cedar T&G Ceiling

Tight Knot Western Red Cedar tongue and groove paneling was installed on the interior ceilings to bring the warmth of wood and knotty charm into the living space

Tight Knot Western Red Cedar on ceiling

knotty cedar for interior use

Imagine waking up in this room!  The interior accents of Western Red Cedar combined with an amazing floor to ceiling view make this retreat one to remember!

Western Red Cedar exterior trim

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

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA