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

 

 

Win $1,000 from OZCO!

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

Enter PK promo code   3607576343

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.

heavy black hardware for outdoor structures

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!

deck hardware by ozco

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!

 

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

Before your next project, be sure to visit us!

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

 

**Pricing Update** Cedar Shingles and Shakes imported from Canada

Things are still being sorted out regarding the softwood agreement and imposed tariffs by the US on Canadian softwood imports.  The last softwood agreement between our two countries was signed in 2006, and as of date, a new agreement has not been put in place.

Initially it appeared that coniferous shingles and shakes were not part of the expired agreement and pricing has stayed somewhat stable.  However, just days ago, the U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection have determined that coniferous shingles and shakes were part of this agreement and are now subject to the increased tariffs.

Today we received notice that all of the Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar Shingles and Shakes we import from Canada have increased in price 20 – 25%.  Due to this, we are unable honor any previous quotes on Cedar Shingles or Shakes.

For current pricing, please contact our sales staff

We can be reached at 360.757.6343 or by emailing sales@cedarcountrylumber.com

Western Red Cedar Shingles subject to new duties and tariffs

Canada has submitted a request for a meeting with the World Trade Organization to assist in the dispute with the US and Canada lumber softwood exports.  However, due to the strong demand from the rise in new housing in the US and tight supply, Canadian softwood lumber producers don’t appear to be concerned too much and prices are expected to be high on all Canadian grown coastal Cedar and other imported softwoods throughout 2018.

For more information, please see the latest developments by clicking HERE

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA  98233

Ninzan Studio Alaskan Yellow Cedar Gate

Prized for its work-ability and cool yellow tone, Alaskan Yellow Cedar (also known as Alaskan Cypress or Pacific Coast Cypress), has the same insect, rot and decay repelling tannis and oils as Western Red Cedar, but is heavier and more dense, which gives it more strength.  This rare and remarkably beautiful softwood is only grown in the Pacific coast region of North America, but is not a true “Cedar” species.

Located in Sarasota, Florida, our Instagram friends at Ninzan Studio,were contracted recently to construct and install gates to match an existing fence made from Alaska Yellow Cedar.  When they were unable to find the products they needed in their local market, they contacted us to help them with their project.   We shipped them the materials they needed, and combined with their superior craftsmanship, the new gates turned out beautifully!

Ninzan Studio makes a custom gate out of Alaskan Yellow Cedar, which is also called Pacific Coast Cypress

Clear, Alaskan Yellow Cedar is milled into pickets for a custom gate in Florida

Alaskan Yellow Cedar custom gates in Sarasota Florida

Clear, Alaskan Yellow Cedar custom cut gate pickets

Yellow Cedar Custom Gate

If you are on Instagram, be sure to give Ninzan Studio a follow!  And, before your next project, be sure to visit us!  We supply superior quality Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar and Douglas Fir building materials to homeowners and contractors nationwide at very competitive rates!

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington, WA  98233

 

Azek and Timbertech Decking

While we have access to numerous brands and manufacturers of non-wood decking, we have found TimberTech and AZEK to be our favorite choices.  Both companies provide excellent products combined with consumer support and warranties our customers can count on.

 

Grey Timbertech decking provides years of carefree service

photo and craftsmanship by Soundecks of Anacortes, WA

Capped wood composite: TimberTech®

Made of plastic and wood fibers that are then coated with a composite cap on all four sides, TimberTech decking boards are protected from moisture that seeps into the bottom side, unlike our competition’s products.  TimberTech decking is resistant to the elements and provides added durability, mold and mildew resistance, as well as a splinter-free surface. A practical choice for discerning homeowners, it comes in a variety of colors and grains, retaining the look and feel of traditional hardwood without the annual sealing and staining needed for protection.

Capped polymer: AZEK®

With an enhanced real-wood look and strength backed by Alloy Armour Technology, AZEK’s capped polymer decking materials are top of the line in quality and beauty. AZEK’s teams of scientists and designers have engineered high-performance decking materials that withstand the test of time and nature with unparalleled beauty.  And, you’ll be able to forget the drudgery of staining your deck forever.  With many colors available from hand-scraped classics to understated grains, AZEK has the one that is just right for you.  AZEK decks artfully blend science and style to create beautiful, long lasting outdoor spaces.

Azek Decking in Brown

craftsmanship and photo by Skagit Custom Decks of Anacortes, WA

Decking Materials Comparison

**Approximate initial upfront cost is an estimate based on the average deck size of 320 square feet and includes all materials and labor**COST COMPARISON BETWEEN WOOD AND COMPOSITE DECKING                   Before your next project, be sure to visit us!

As your preferred AZEK and Timbertech dealer, we provide delivery within NW Washington for a nominal fee.  That includes Anacortes, Burlington, Mount Vernon, Concrete, Bellingham, Ferndale, Arlington, Camano Island, Stanwood, Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Freeland, Snohomish and King County, the San Juan Islands and beyond!

azek decking delivered in skagit, island, whatcom, snohomish counties, as well as the san juan islands

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

360.757.6343

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

 

Horizontal Western Red Cedar Privacy Fence

Built using our 5/4×6″ Knotty Western Red Cedar Radius Edge Decking, this fence will provide years of carefree service, while creating privacy for this residence in Encinitas, CA.

5/4x6" Knotty Western Red Cedar Decking used as privacy fencing

Installed horizontally on to 4×4″ Pressure Treated posts using stainless steel fasteners on both sides of the post, this fence is attractive from inside, as well as curb side.  Because of the natural properties of Western Red Cedar, always stainless steel or coated fasteners recommended for use with Western Red Cedar.

 

Please enjoy these beautiful Western Red Cedar Fence photos from sunny California.

Cedar Deck Boards are installed over 4x4 pressure treated posts to create a beautiful privacy fence

Q: You might be wondering why a retailer from the Washington state is sending Western Red Cedar lumber to California.  Wouldn’t it just be easier for the contractor to purchase the cedar building materials from his local lumber yard?

A:  Because Cedar Country Lumber is located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, the ONLY place where Western Red Cedar grows, we are able to supply homeowners and contractors nationwide with superior quality Western Red Cedar at extremely competitive rates.   Anytime Western Red Cedar is purchased outside its growing region, freight will always be factored in the final cost of the product.  Additionally, because the supply is more plentiful in our area, we are able to source more Western Red Cedar building materials, especially over-sized or extreme length Western Red Cedar lumber.

Because Western Red Cedar is only grown in the Pacific Northwest, cedar building materials are plentiful including the 5/4x6" decking used to create this privacy fence

If you are looking for other ideas for your Fence, we invite you to check our Pinterest board on the subject by clicking HERE (no login or account required).

 

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

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

Local 360.757.6343      Toll Fee 866.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA 98233