Wishing you, your families and friends a very safe and happy Independence Day weekend! In honor of this occasion, we will be closed Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th. We’ll be back bright and early on Monday morning!
Before your next project, be sure to visit us! Offering curbside pickup and local delivery. For orders outside the Puget Sound region, we ship common carrier at competitive rates!
Western Red Cedar channel siding is a popular type of lap siding that provides excellent weather protection, especially in areas where the moisture levels change with the season. The profile of each piece of channel siding overlaps the next piece partially, thus creating a deep, recessed channel effect.
Channel siding is readily available in knotty grades of Western Red Cedar with a rough sawn, textured face in the following dimensions
1×6” unseasoned or kiln dried
1×8” unseasoned or kiln dried
*Please note-the dimension described is not the finished or “dressed” size after the channel is milled, but refers to the size of board that the piece of channel is used to create the pattern*
This diagram provided courtesy of the WRCLA
Other dimensions of Channel Cladding, as well as clear cedar grades, or other species of wood are available by special order. In these next two photos, we worked with a specialty mill to have a true 1″ thick channel siding pattern created out of knotty Western Red Cedar for a customer in North Carolina.
Here is a beautiful example of custom milled, clear grade Alaska Yellow Cedar Channel Siding we supplied a customer in the Seattle area recently.
Channel siding can be installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Be sure to allow a 1/8” expansion gap between the pieces and do not nail through the overlaps. One nail through the face is sufficient for channel siding that is 6” or less. For profiles over 6”, two nails should be installed through the face, keeping nails 2-1/2” to 3” apart to allow for movement without splitting.
This diagram provided courtesy of the WRCLA
When installing channel siding horizontally, start at the bottom and work up. For vertical or diagonal applications, the siding should be nailed to blocking or furring strips as needed to ensure that the nail penetrates solid wood. Stainless steel, or other corrosion resistant, ring shank nails are recommended to hold the siding in place.
To learn more about other poplar wood siding profiles, please visit our blog on that subject by clicking HERE and before your next project, be sure to visit us! We ship nationwide!
We wanted to share with you a few local events coming up that get you outside to have a little fun, as well as help us support some amazing organizations that are doing good work for others in Skagit County!
July 10, 2020 ~ One Community, One Family Golf Classic Event
Enjoy a day of golf at Avalon Golf Links while helping raise money to support grants for cancer patients! One Community One Family‘s mission is to provide support at diagnosis to cancer patients in the Skagit Valley Community. Most people are not fully prepared for the overwhelming emotional and physical changes, as well as financial hardships, during this time. Their volunteers are dedicated to the long-term success of this grant program through ongoing donations and fundraising efforts.
Check out this event and register by clicking HERE!
Friday, July 17 – Skagit/Island Builders Association Golf Tournament
Join us for the 36th Annual SICBA Golf Tournament! This year’s tournament is hosted at Whidbey Golf Club and is designed to be a fun day out on the course with lots of fun activities! Sign up your teams of 4 (at least one golfer must be a member of SICBA) or register as a single golfer and they will assign you a team. Info and registration can be found HERE
Saturday, August 1 – Heart to Heart Charity’s 6th annual Motorcycle Poker Run
Enjoy a fun motorcycle ride through the beautiful Skagit Valley while supporting Heart to Heart Charity. Heart to Heart is dedicated to help improve and enhance the lives of low income children and their families that reside in Skagit County, who are working hard, yet still struggling to make ends meet.
Grown only in the Pacific Northwest from Alaska south to Oregon, and west of the Coast Mountains, where cooler temperatures and abundant year-round precipitation is found, Alaska Yellow Cedar is a highly prized and sought-after building material choice. Outside the growing region, Yellow Cedar lumber can be difficult to find, as supply is limited.
Because we are located in the heart of cedar country, where both Alaska Yellow Cedar and Western Red Cedar are natively grown, we are able to source top quality Cedar lumber for indoor, as well as outdoor, construction projects. If we don’t stock what you are looking for, chances are we have a relationship with a mill that can make it for you. With shipments of specialty building materials leaving our warehouse daily to all over the US, our customers value the quality of our products and honest business practices, combined with excellent customer service and superior product knowledge.
We recently shipped a custom milled package of surfaced, knotty Alaska Yellow Cedar lumber to New Jersey for this stunning deck and railing crafted by Paradise Knoll Builders of Oakland, NJ.
“Thanks for the awesome lumber you sent us Michele. The job turned out great. People love it.”
Since we opened our doors, we have been pleased to offer our customers the full line of TimberTech decking products as our main composite decking. When AZEK’s revolutionary line of capped polymer decking hit the market, we added that to our main decking product line up, and couldn’t have been happier when they joined forces. Many homeowners throughout the Puget Sound region have been enjoying their TimberTech and Azek decks, whether installed by a professional or by themselves, supplied by Cedar Country Lumber. Over the years, these decking products have stood the test of time.
craftsmanship and photo by Soundecks of Anacortes
Interested in learning about the pros and cons of composite decking, cellular PVC, capped polymer and other manufactured decking products? This article in Architect Magazine provides great third party report. And no matter what manufactured decking product you decide to use, keep in mind these wise words by Tom Gramlich of TimberTech “Saying all deckboards are the same is like saying all cars are the same, a Chevette isn’t a Mercedes.” In short, you get what you pay for.
Interesting in estimating what a new TimberTech or Azek deck might cost? Check out TimberTeck’s Decking Cost Calculator. The value of enjoying your new outdoor living space? Well, that’s priceless.
Truly the best of the best in decking, AZEK capped polymer boards feature sophisticated, natural-looking colors with a subtle wire-brushed, low-gloss finish for an authentic wood look. With the most powerful core and cap technology in the industry, this cellular PVC decking makes it easy to transform your outdoor living space into a masterpiece. Available in six stunning colors, including “Mahogany” as seen in these photos provided by a happy customer of ours in Anacortes.
Give us a ring to learn more about this product line, as well as other decking options. We appreciate your support!
The safety and good health of our employees and community is our first concern.
We are remaining open from 7:30 am until 5 pm Monday through Friday to assist our customers. Curb side pick up is available during those hours. Some staff will be working remotely beginning on Monday, March 30th.
Please be sure to call ahead to place an order and prior to coming to pick up, as our office and warehouse are closed to walk in traffic.
Delivery services are available.
We will be available by phone: 360.757.6343
If we are unable to answer the phone when you call, please leave a message and we will get back with you as soon as possible to assist you with your project questions, product availability and pricing.
We are still able to service our out of state clients as normal by phone and email. Your sales staff will be in contact with you should there be any delays and to let you know when your order of building materials has/will ship.
We appreciate your understanding. Please stay safe!
Get ready for gorgeous! Zuri® Premium Decking by Royal® provides the stunning look of exotic hardwood decking, without the exotic maintenance.
Zuri Decking in Pecan
With the highest level of stain resistance in the industry, Zuri® cellular composite (PVC) decking will keep its looks with just minimal cleaning using just mild soap and water. Lower maintenance requirements mean lower long-term cost!
Engineered to be beautifully resistant to scratches, stains, slips and moisture
Never any need for painting, staining, resealing or special cleaning products
Colors resist fading that are backed with a 25-year Colorfast Warranty®
Uniquely textured to provide minimal grain repetition to provide a more natural, exotic wood look
Available in 5 unique colors: Walnut, Chestnut, Pecan, Brazilia and Weathered Gray. Download the color brochure HERE
Deck boards have a grooved side for the Zuri spacer clips which give you the option of either 3/32″ or 3/16″ spacing between boards, as well as 316 stainless steel screws for use in any geographic region
Each deck board measures 5/4″ nominal x 5-1/2″ wide in 12’, 16’ and 20’ lengths.
During these unprecedented times, we are evaluating our operations daily. We believe that our industry needs to continue working to provide housing and to help keep our economy moving.
Our staff is in the office working normal hours (Mon – Fri 7:30 to 5 pm) and are available by phone or email to discuss your building materials needs and provide pricing.
We are also still providing delivery services, as well as shipping, outside our delivery area.
Should you need to come to our office to pick up an order or samples, look at our building materials, or discuss your project in person, we ask that you refrain from entering our office. We are happy to meet you outside or in the warehouse.
Please remain at a safe distance at all times.
If you are ill, or have a member of your household that is, we ask that you refrain from visiting us until all symptoms are gone. This helps keep us all healthy and safe.
We appreciate your business and look forward to working with you.
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.
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.
A special “Thank You” to the Casey family for allowing us to participate in your project and for sharing these fantastic photos! So beautiful!
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.