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Wondering about the benefits of using OZCO products for your next out door project?

OZCO Building Products has brought to the market place attractive and durable hardware and connectors, perfect for adding a decorative touch to outdoor arbors, pergolas, fences and entryways at an affordable price.

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We are excited to have your participate in on on-line Product Knowledge course to learn more about what makes the OZCO products so amazing.   To get started, please click HERE to be directed to the on-line OZCO product knowledge on-line training course

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You will then view a series of short and entertaining videos that will introduce you to the world of building breakthroughs and how OZCO hardware sets the standards for quality, design, and functionality.

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After viewing all the informative videos, you will be automatically entered to win $1,000!  The drawing for the $1,000 will be held live on Ozco’s Facebook on May 31, 2018!

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As a stocking dealer for OZCO, we do have some of the most popular items in our store, with most everything else is just a simple phone call away.

Before your next project, be sure to visit us!

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA  98233

We ship nationwide!

 

Decorative Connectors, Screws and Bolts for use with Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar and ACQ Pressure Treated Building Materials

Looking for heavy duty connectors, screws and bolts for your outdoor Cedar project? Whether it be fastening together garden beds, creating a custom landscape structure or constructing a custom timber entry way, we’ve got a great line of products produced by Ozco Building Products that is sure help!

Timber Bolts & Screws

OZCO’s OWT (Ornamental Wood Ties™) Timber Screws are pre-engineered to make building faster and easier. These heavy duty fasteners come in a wide range of sizes, from 1-¾” all the way to a full 12”, perfect for any wood-to-wood project, no matter the size.

There’s no pre-drilling required for these Timber Screws! The coating ensures that the screw will penetrate the wood with ease without splitting the wood and are approved for use with ACQ treated lumber, as well as Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar. OWT Timber Screws feature a built in washer and a hex head of 3/8”. OWT Timber Screws are far from ordinary, and are truly a building breakthrough.

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Timber Bolts

Self adjusting up to 2”, OWT Timber Bolts give you the strength you need combined with the style you want. A perfect complement to Cedar arbors, trellises, pergolas and other outdoor structures. OWT Timber bolts are available in four different sizes 4 to 6”, 6 to 8”, 8 to 10” and 10” to 12” all with a rugged, stylish black hex head in either 1/2″ or 3/4″ diameters.  These adjustable bolts meet or exceed building codes.  And, while all of Ozco’s products are designed for exterior projects, they are also #OWTstanding for interior design, from architecture to furnishings.

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Decorative Structural Wood Connectors

Ornamental Wood Ties™ (OWT) are the ultimate statement of style combined with strength. These sturdy connectors produce strong connections while enhancing the appeal of your project. Suitable for contact with ACQ Treated Lumber, Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar and other building materials, there are a wide variety of products including post bases, ornamental anchors, rail saddles, post to beam connectors, truss accents and connectors, rafter clips and joist hangers. Each piece is made from powder coated hot dipped galvanized steel for optimum corrosion resistance.

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And the best part ~ all these fantastic products come at an affordable price!  For an online catalog of products offered, please visit Ozco HERE or stop by our office to view items and/or pick up a catalog.

Before your next project, be sure to visit us!

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

950 B Fountain Street ~ Burlington, WA  98233

We ship nationwide!

 

Western Red Cedar Timbers and Beams

Western Red Cedar is a solid choice for both interior and exterior applications where strength, appearance and serviceability is of up most importance.

With its straight grain and uniform texture, Western Red Cedar has natural properties that provide greater resistance to insect attack, as well as rot and decay than many other woods. It is also flame-resistant; and because is it free of pitch and resin, it easily accepts a wide variety of finishes, including paint.

Because Cedar Country is located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, the only in place in the world where Western Red Cedar is grown, we have access to top quality material in extremely long lengths and large dimensions.

We shipped these beautiful 8×12″ by 32′ beautiful Western Red Cedar timbers to a customer in Kentucky. Even with shipping, the pricing, not to mention quality, is far superior to any our customer could find in his local market.

8×12″ by 32′ Western Red Cedar timbers

Another impressive project is this stunning outdoor space created by using 8×16” x 32’, 8×8″ and 4×4″ Full, Rough Sawn Appearance Western Red Cedar Timbers and Beams that we supplied to a customer on Long Island in New York. The craftsmanship on this project is truly amazing!

 

32' Western Red Cedar Timbers

Western Red Cedar Beams

With practically every size and dimension available, our Western Red Cedar Timbers and Beams are normally supplied “green”.  And while most timbers are rough cut, you also do have the option of having them surfaced on all four sides to produce a smooth, uniform appearance, if desired.

When the appearance of the highest quality Western Red Cedar is desired, Timbers that have been graded as “Clear” are most often chosen.  Clear Cedar Timbers are suitable for high quality landscape structures, as well as exposed posts and beams in heavy timber construction.  This grade is produced without cut-outs and the natural characteristics do not detract from the wood’s fine appearance.

Clear Grade Western Red Cedar Beams

Clear Grade Western Red Cedar Beams

 

Most often, Appearance Knotty grade Timbers are chosen.  Appearance Timbers and Beams represent good value for appearance end uses.  These timbers contain no large holes or pitch pockets and have very limited wane.  Appearance Timbers are suitable for most any outdoor structure, entry ways and a wide variety of other uses.  Large knots that do not fall out are present.

Appearance Grade Western Red Cedar Timbers

Appearance Grade Western Red Cedar Timbers

In some instances, when strength or serviceability is more important than appearance, we can provide Structural or “Standard” Beams and Timbers.  Structural Timbers are intended for engineered application where strength is more important than appearance, while “Standard” graded timbers are intended for general construction purposes where serviceability is more important than appearance. No structural values are assigned to “Standard” Timbers.

As expected, pricing on our Timbers is directly related to the Grade of Timber chosen, as well as size.  Timbers in length over 20’ can be considerably more costly per lineal foot than those under 20’, as are Timbers in width over 12″.

Highly sought after because of the stunning array of natural coloring, our Western Red Timbers will range in color from light yellow to a deep, rich dark brown-red.   Because our timbers are made from natural wood and each piece is beautifully unique, we are not able to select timbers based on color to fill orders.

Various Colors of Western Red Cedar Timbers

The Color of Western Red Cedar Varies

 

When your Western Red Cedar Timbers arrive to your job site, proper storage is of up most importance to avoid exposing the cedar to UV or moisture.  Your Timbers should be kept covered and banded together, as well as elevated off the ground until you are ready to begin installation.

Large Timbers and Beams will require fasteners larger than nails.  Bolts, lag screws, split rings and shear plates, as well as custom made hardware is commonly used.  All fasteners should be corrosion resistant or suitably coated to prevent corrosion and staining, as well as rated for structural use (as necessary).   Because the cost of fasteners and other hardware can be significant when building large structures, and in some instances difficult to find, they should be secured before your Timbers arrive.

Western Red Cedar Timbers require large connectors

We invite you to take a look at the OZCO Building Products on-line catalog as a premium source for fasteners for your Western Red Cedar Timber project.  We would be happy to provide pricing and order any of their quality products to help you build your dream.

Before Your Next Project, Be Sure To Visit Us!

We Ship Nationwide!

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

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Choosing the Right Fasteners for Your Construction Project

One of the most important, and often overlooked, elements to building a quality project is selecting the correct fasteners for the job. All fastening products are designed and tested for particular applications and environments for optimum performance. Proper product installation requires the end user to pay close attention to all instructions provided the manufacturer.  Failure to do so may result in failure of the product, as well void any warranties.Stainless Steel Fasteners should be used when installing wood in damp environments, such as bathrooms

Fasteners should be selected based on the environment, as well as by size, length, thread, head, coating, material and point. It is especially important to not exceed a manufacturer’s published load. Doing so can jeopardize the connection. A fastener that splits the wood will not carry a published load, so, if this a problem, consider pre-drilling.

All carbon steel based fasteners have the potential to corrode and rust. Careful consideration must be made when to select corrosion resistant fasteners when necessary.

Generally speaking, corrosion resistant fasteners should be used when there may be exposure to condensation or other sources of moisture, as well when the fasteners will be exposed to fumes, fertilizers, soil, pressure treated wood, acid rain, or other corrosive materials or wood, including Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar.

Use care when selecting fastners when building Western Red Cedar Raised Garden Beds

Corrosion Resistance Recommendations

  • Low – Phosphate (grey, black), Clear (bright) Zinc, Heavy Electro-galvanized, Yellow Zinc, Electro coat, Type 410 Stainless Steel
  • Medium – Mechanically Galvanized, Hot-dip galvanized, Double Barrier Coating
  • High – 304 or 305 Stainless Steel
  • Severe – Type 316 Stainless Steel

When installing Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar or other woods that may cause corrosion, we suggest using 304 or 305 Stainless Steel fasteners in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. Additionally, if the project is near the salt water, 316 Stainless Steel is highly recommended.

Use 316 Grade Stainless Steel Screws and Nails when near saltwater for proper corrosion protectionphoto and craftsmanship by Soundecks of Anacortes, WA

Should you have questions regarding selecting the right fasteners for your project, our team of professionals would be happy to help. We stock a variety of screws and nails in both galvanized and 305 Stainless Steel and can easily special order items in 316 Stainless.

Before your next project, be sure to visit us!
We Ship Nationwide!

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343