Appearance Grade Kiln Dried Douglas Fir Timbers and Beams

Highly prized for its strength, durability and fine appearance, we offer a full line of kiln dried Douglas Fir appearance grade timbers and beams.  Re-sawn or surfaced, our Doug Fir timbers are dried in computer controlled, state-of-the-art, conventional kilns using low pressure steam.  This helps to minimize twisting, cupping and checking.

Prized for its strength and durability, Douglas Fir timbers and beams are ideal for interior or exterior use

Great for interior or exterior use, including timber framing, post and beam construction, as well as for adding architectural details, our Douglas Fir timbers are produced from one of the strongest and most durable softwoods and will readily accept paint, stains and other finishes beautifully.

This chart shows the durability, strength and hardness of Douglas Fir compared to other Fir and North American grown softwoods

Our Appearance grade Doug Fir Timbers and Beams are available in a wide variety of sizes and finishes including:

  • 3×4″ through 3×14″
  • 4×4″ through 4×16″
  • 6×6″ through 6×16″
  • 8×8″ through 8×16″
  • 10×10″ through 10×16″
  • 12×12″
  • Custom Dimensions
  • Rough, Surfaced on All Four Sides (S4S) & Re-sawn Rough
  • 8-20′, 24′, 26′ & 32′
  • Can quote up to 40′
  • All prices subject to availability

Our Douglas Fir beams and timbers are ideal for timber framing and other outdoor structures

Our sales team would be happy to discuss your Doug Fir timber and beam needs.  So, before your next project, be sure to visit us!  We ship nationwide!

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

Taliesin West by Frank Lloyd Wright

While we have not had the pleasure of supplying materials to this Frank Lloyd Wright historic property, we have supplied both Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar building materials including full dimension lumber and beams, as well as decking, to other Frank Lloyd Wright properties for historic restoration.

Built in 1937 by Frank Lloyd Wright, his wife and students of his architecture school outside Scottsdale, Arizona, Wright constructed Taliesin West largely of “desert masonry” which consisted of local rock and stone set in wood forms and bound by a mixture of cement and desert sand.

Taliesin West Courtyard

Over the years, Taliesin West was continually worked on an improved and many other buildings were built including a drafting studio, dining facilities, three theaters, a workshop, Wright’s office and private living quarters, and residences for apprentices and staff. Each building is connected through a series of walkways, terraces, pools and gardens.

picture view at Taliesin West

Full Dimension Wood Beams at Taliesin West

Originally constructed from redwood, the exterior beams have been replaced by full dimension Douglas Fir beams and timbers with steel supports.

Originally constructed from Redwood, the exterior wood beams at Taliesin West were replaced with Doug Fir Beams

fully dimensional Douglas Fir beams used for historic renovation at Taliesin West

Today, Taliesin West is the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the School of Architecture at Taliesin.  Taliesin West is open to the public and offers a broad range of tours.  We hope you have enjoyed our photos of our recent trip there.

Specializing in high quality building materials including dimensional lumber, siding, exterior cladding, shingles, shakes, timbers and more, including custom sawing and patterns, we can help with historical restorations, as well as other unique custom building projects.  Because we are located in the heart of Cedar Country, the only place in the world where Western Red Cedar and Alaska Yellow Cedar is grown, we are able to offer superior quality with exceptional pricing. Whatever you are looking for we can find a mill that manufactures it or have it custom milled.

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

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington, WA  98233

Snow Continues to Fall in the PNW

For over the past week, our region has been hit with an unusual amount of snow and freezing weather, which has made it difficult for travel, by our employees, vendors and customers.  We continue to watch carefully and are working limited hours, but checking emails regularly.

Western Red cedar arbor in snow

Getting our Cedar products in an out have proven to be a challenge.  However, we were able to get a nice shipment of custom, Clear Western Red Cedar siding out to a customer in California yesterday.

We ship Western Red Cedar building materials nationwide

Western red cedar and Alaskan yellow cedar lumber sales

Wishing all our customers and vendors safe travels and hope you enjoy slowing down just a little to enjoy what Mother Nature has brought us.

Western Red Cedar timbers and Alaskan Yellow Cedar fencing

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

Cedar Pergola for Camp Orkila

Prized for large outdoor structures including pergolas, gazebos and trellises, due to it’s work-ability and natural resistance to rot and decay, Western Red Cedar will provide years of carefree service.   It is also very lightweight, with unparalled beauty.

Pergola made from Full, Rough Sawn Appearance Western Red Cedar

Recently, we were contacted by Bellingham Bay Builders to provide Full, Rough Sawn Appearance Western Red Cedar timbers for a structure they wanted to build for Camp Orkila.  Located on beautiful Orcas Island, Camp Orkila is committed to promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility in our youth.

Please enjoy these photos of the crew constructing Camp Orkila’s new outdoor Western Red Cedar pergola.

Western Red Cedar is the ideal choice for outdoor structures

Red cedar beams being constructed into an outdoor pergola

Due the natural properties of Western Red Cedar, fasteners should be corrosion resistant.  We recommend using stainless steel, aluminum or hot-dipped galvanized fasteners when installing Western Red Cedar.

Western Red Cedar Timbers being constructed into a beautiful pergola

Full, Rough Sawn Appearance Western Red Cedar Timbers

Western Red Cedar PergolaPhotos and craftsmanship by Bellingham Bay Builders

Before your next project, be sure to visit us!  We ship nationwide, as well as provide delivery Skagit, Island, Whatcom and San Juan counties; and beyond!

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington, WA 98233

360.757.6343

 

 

Minnesota Pergola – Contestant for Pro Wood Market 2017 Photo Contest

Our customer, Kregg of Minnesota Pergola needs your help to win the Pro Wood Market 2017 photo contest for this amazing custom pergola we supplied the Western Red Cedar for!  Enjoy the photos and be sure to “click” the Pro Wood Market link to vote for his photos on Facebook!

Over sized Western Red Cedar timbers make this amazing build by Minnesota Pergolas

Custom built Western Red Cedar entry way with massive cedar posts and stone work

Western Red Cedar timber framed entry with Western Red Cedar T&G Soffits

timberlock screws are used to install the massive red cedar braces

Full Rough Sawn Western Red Cedar columns and posts

As written by Minnesota Pergola on Facebook~

“FRIENDS HELP!!
2017 was another amazing year for us! It is not over.
We need your help!!
We are once again a finalist in the Pro Wood Market 2017 photo contest.
If we win, we will receive alot of advertising oppourtunities and they will feature our Pergolas in their catalogs. 
If we win we will also be donating a new IPAD to someone in need.
Special thanks to Cedar Country LumberFastenMasterReal CedarGRK FastenersAmeriLux International
PLEASE CLICK AND FOLLOW THIS LINK AND HIT THE LIKE BUTTON ON OUR PHOTO ALBUM.”

 

Before you next project, be sure to visit us!  We supply top quality Western Red Cedar to customers nationwide!

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington, WA  98233

360.757.634

 

Western Red Cedar Table Arbor ~ DIY

Perfect for small spaces when a massive Cedar Pergola would be overwhelming, or as in this case, to add lighting above an outdoor picnic table, this Western Red Cedar Table Arbor is a great DIY project.  Easy to assemble and not a lot of special tools are required.

We used a 5’ Western Red Cedar picnic table we already own and made the table arbor appropriate for its size.  We modified the existing table by cutting 4” openings in the table top just outside where the table legs are to allow the table arbor to be secured to the picnic table legs, rather than the table top for more security and stability.

Material List

  • 2 ea 6’ 4×4” Appearance Cedar Posts
  • 4 ea 4’ 2×6” Knotty Cedar Boards
  • 4 ea 6’ 2×4” Knotty Cedar Boards
  • 8 ea 4’ 2×2” Clear Cedar Boards
  • 16 ea 6” Timberloc Screws
  • 8 ea 4” Timberloc Screws
  • 36 ea 3” Stainless Steel Screws

Tools Needed

  • Tape Measure
  • Cordless Drill & Bits
  • Chop (or Skill) Saw
  • Level

After the openings are cut through the table top of the picnic table, we squared the ends up on the 4×4’s, leaving one end on each flat (for the top of the table arbor) and angled the other end on each to add interest.  We attached the first post to an existing table leg using four of the 6” Timberloc screws about a foot down on to the table leg.   To ensure the two posts will be even in height, before securing the second one, use the level to determine the correct placement of the second post.  Attach with four 6” Timberloc screws.

For ease of construction, the next portion of the frame is built on the table top around the 4×4’s, but not secured to the 4×4’s.  We evened up the ends and angle cut the 2×6’s and placed them on either side of the 4×4 post, then laid out the 2×4’s with even spacing and secured the 2×4’s (after we cut the angles on the end) on top of them using 6” Timberloc screws through the 2×4’s into the 2×6’s.  Once the frame is assembled, around the 4×4’s, lift it up and secure it to the top of the 4×4’s.  Be sure to use the level to check the height on each end before securing each 2×6 to the 4×4’s with two 4” Timberloc screws on each side of the 4×4.  Each post will have a total of four 4″ Timberloc screws in it to secure the frame to the top.

Next, we squared up the ends of the 2×2’s and cut each into the desired angle, spaced them evenly on top of the 2×4’s.  We used 3” Stainless Steel screws to secure the 2×2’s onto the 2×4’s.  (p.s. cats are not very helpful for this portion of the job)

how to build a table top arbor out of western red cedar

Solar powered garden lights (3 sets) were secured to the table arbor using stainless steel staples.  This will add lighting to the table after the sun goes down.  (cats are not very helpful with this portion of the project, either)

Attaching solar string lights to a Western Red Cedar Picnic Table Arbor

How to build a table top arbor over a picnic table

The finished product ready for the next party!

To learn more about using the correct fasteners for this project, as well your other Western Red Cedar outdoor projects, please find more information by reading our blog post on this subject by clicking HERE  

Western Red Cedar table top arbor

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

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

1.360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington, WA