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

 

Knotty Western Red Cedar Tongue and Groove for Ceilings and Soffits

Trending Now – Used to add a bit of warmth and to bring a cohesive look from the interior of a space to the outdoors, installing Knotty Western Red Cedar tongue and groove on the ceilings inside the home, as well as in the home’s exterior soffits and ceilings is trending now.  Combined with white walls, this look is perfect for a crisp, modern design.

Knotty Cedar Ceilings installed inside the home, as well as outside create a cohesive modern look

craftsmanship by RGN Construction of Seattle, photo by Swift Studios

knotty Western Red Cedar T&G installed over outdoor spa

craftsmanship by RGN Construction of Seattle, photo by Swift Studios

Knotty Western Red Cedar T&G is used on the interior, as well as exterior ceilings on this custom home built by RGN Construction of Seattle

craftsmanship by RGN Construction of Seattle, photo by Swift Studios

Tongue and groove, commonly referred to as T&G, is created by boards that have been manufactured to have one protruding rib (tongue) on one edge and a groove on the other edge, so that the tongue from one board fits into the groove in the next board. When properly installed, the T&G joint is very strong and can withstand the expansion and contraction of the wood as temperatures change.

example of what wood Tongue and groove looks like

Our Select/Quality Knotty Western Red Cedar T&G is readily available in 1×4”, 1×6” and 1×8”, as well as 2×6”, and is perfect for interior ceilings, as well as exterior soffits and ceilings.  We are also able to offer custom milled profiles, as well as Western Red Cedar T&G in clear grades.

To save money and time on the job, we can arrange to have your knotty Western Red Cedar T&G custom stained to nearly every color imaginable.  Read more about that process HERE

crisp white walls and knotty Western Red Cedar ceilings define this modern, rustic home

craftsmanship by Impel Construction

Knotty Western Red Cedar ceilings with white walls

craftsmanship by Impel Construction

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

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

 

 

Shiplap Interior Paneling for Walls and Ceilings

As a warm and healthy alternative to drywall, Shiplap by Woodtone™ Interior Paneling is quality product you can count on.  Re-imagined with superior product features, when installed, the classic visible gap between the boards is created by the unique design of the product and the classic “shiplap” appearance is achieved.

Manufactured from engineered clear pine, Shiplap by Woodtone™ Interior Paneling is a tongue and groove pattern (not a traditional shiplap pattern) for ease of installation, and arrives with a factory coat of white primer, ready to accept the color of paint of your choice.

pine shiplap interior walls combined with natural Western Red Cedar ceiling accent

Shiplap by Woodtone™ Interior Paneling is available in 12’ lengths in 1×6” or 1×8” with a penny gap.  This product can be installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally, and will naturally make a small room feeler larger, whether installed on the walls or ceilings.

Installation Guide for Shiplap Interior Paneling

Care and Maintenance for Shiplap Interior Paneling

Big “Thank You” to our customer Dave for sharing these photos of his new sunroom addition that we supplied the building materials for.  The combination of the painted Shiplap and natural Western Red Cedar T&G on the ceiling give this new space lots of character.  We are also rather fond of the Douglas Fir trim and beautiful privacy fence he built using our 1×4” clear Red Balau Mahogany that can be seen out his new beautiful sunroom windows!

Pine Shiplap interior paneling combined with Clear, VG Western Red Cedar T&G on the ceiling give this space warmth and charm

The exterior of the new sun room is clad with our knotty Western Red Cedar beveled siding.  We provided him with pre-primed siding, which saves a big step during construction when it is destined to be painted.

pre-primed knotty western red cedar siding, painted

With a wide range of specialty building materials in Western Red Cedar, Alaska Yellow Cedar, Doug Fir and other exotic and domestic hardwoods and softwoods, before your next project, be sure to visit us!  We ship nationwide!

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

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

 

 

Custom Milled Clear, Vertical Grain Alaska Yellow Cedar

Prized for both interior and exterior use due to its pale yellow color, work ability and longevity, Alaska Yellow Cedar was the chosen wood for this unique, modern home on Fidalgo Island in Washington state.  

custom milled 1x6 Clear Vertical Grain Yellow Cedar Cladding

Designed by local architect, Brooks Middleton, whom we have had the pleasure to work with on several local projects, called for clear, vertical grain Yellow Cedar (also known as Alaska Cypress and Pacific Coast Cypress) for accent walls inside the home, as well as for some of the exterior cladding.  Since what he was looking for was not an “off the shelf” product, we worked with our mill to manufacture the custom spec’d 6″ clear vertical grain (also referred to as VG) Yellow Cedar for the exterior siding, as well as the 8″ clear VG Yellow Cedar for the interior of the home.

Clear, vertical grain is highest grade of Cedar, and as you might guess, the most expensive.   The wood is sawn specifically so that all the growth rings are parallel to each other on the face of the board.  All pieces milled will have a smooth face of decay-resistant heartwood and will be free from most growth characteristics that affect appearance. Please note, that even in all the clear grades, including VG, some knots may be present, as well as other less-than-perfect characteristics.  Every tree, as well as every piece of lumber, will have natural individual characteristics, including variance in color.

Clear Alaska Yellow Cedar custom milled for Interior Use

When installing any natural wood product, regardless of grade, the trick is to install the best pieces in the areas with the highest visibility and always allow for some waste, especially in lower grades of clear and knotty Cedar products.

And before your next project, be sure to visit us! We specialize in working with customers with unique needs!

We ship nationwide!

360.757.6343

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

 

 

 

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

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

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

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.

Engineered Clear Western Red Cedar Paneling for Exterior Use

photo and craftsmanship by Dihedral Builders of Anacortes, WA

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