Trending Now – Cedar Tongue and Groove Interior Paneling

Perfect for adding natural warmth to any room, Western Red Cedar tongue and groove (T&G) paneling is a trend that is being seen in new custom home construction, in commercial building, as well as in the remodeling market.   Easy to work with and high performing, Western Red Cedar helps designers and homeowners easily achieve an organic warmth in any room effortlessly.  Because Western Red Cedar is pitch and resin free, it readily accepts almost any stain or finish, including bleaching products.

Clear grades of Western Red Cedar T&G paneling are prized for a consistent and clean appearance, as well as natural, rich color variation between boards.  With exceptional stability, clear Cedar T&G will add sophistication and warmth that no man-made product can provide.

Clear Grade Western Red Cedar Interior Accent Wall

 

Less expensive than clear Cedar, a quality Architect or “Tight Knot” Cedar tongue and groove product will have knots that remain tight and sound through the life of the product.   Knotty Cedar T&G paneling will provide unparalleled texture and helps create an open concept living space, especially when used on the interior ceiling and extended outside the home or office into the soffit areas.

Knotty Western Red Cedar T&G Ceiling Detail

 

If you are looking to bring the beauty and serenity of the great outdoors into your living space, be sure to read our DIY blog for installing Western Red Cedar tongue and groove paneling.  And before your next project, be sure to visit us!

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington, WA  98233

Craftsmanship on both of these stunning projects are by Impel Construction.  A highly respected and talented Stanwood / Camano Island and Methow Valley based contracting firm. They specialize in modern style home and commercial construction. 

 

 

DYI Tips for Installing Western Red Cedar Tongue and Groove Paneling

Western Red Cedar has been a prized building material for thousands of years due to its versatility, longevity and natural beauty.   In more recent years, it has been identified and praised for its use in “green building”.  All natural wood products, including Western Red Cedar, have been shown to have the least impact on the environment through their life cycle. Western Red Cedar building materials require less energy to produce than man made alternatives, are biodegradable, and are completely renewable and sustainable.

For interior, as well as exterior use, Western Red Cedar tongue and groove (T&G) paneling can be installed vertically, horizontally or diagonally.  It is commonly used as an exterior siding and cladding, in soffits and for ceilings, as well as either interior or exterior accent walls or paneling.

In clear grades, Western Red Cedar T&G it is commonly supplied in thicknesses of 7/16” or 1” in either 4 or 6” widths, while knotty T&G is commonly supplied in 1” thickness in either 4, 6 or 8” widths.   Either are available in a variety of profiles.

The various grades and thicknesses of T&G are designed for specific appearances and uses.  Our sales team is happy to discuss these with you to ensure you receive the correct product for your intended use.  Upon receipt of your Cedar T&G, it should be inspected to ensure it is the correct product that you and your sales person discussed, and that it is not damaged or visually unacceptable in any way before beginning installation.   Please note, however, since Western Red Cedar is a natural material, color variations, as well as some defects, are allowable within in each chosen grade.

Be sure to choose a fastener that has a high level of corrosion resistance that is recommended for use with Western Red Cedar.   Should your Cedar T&G be installed near salt water or in another area with high condensation, a severe level of corrosion resistant fastener should be selected.   We recommend using stainless steel ring shank nails in the appropriate grade for where the product is to be installed. The nails used need to penetrate at least 1 ¼” solid wood.   Plywood, sheet rock and/or particle board, or similar sheeting is NOT considered solid wood.

HORIZONTAL or DIAGONAL INSTALLATION:  Start at the bottom and work up with the groove edges facing downwards and the tongues up.  Cedar T&G up to 6” wide can be “blind nailed” through the tongue at an approximate 45 degree angle with one nail into each framing member.  Should the framing be covered by sheetrock, plywood or house wrap, before beginning installation, snap a chalklike or mark a line over the covering to ensure you nail at least 1-1/4” into the framing each and every time during installation.   T&G wider than 6” and those starter pieces and ending pieces will need to nailed to the framing through the face.  As you move up the wall, be sure to tap each piece into place with a rubber mallet and check to be sure you are staying level.

Clear, Mixed Grain Western Red Cedar Tongue and Groove Paneling Exterior Accent Wall

We supplied the Clear, Mixed Grain Western Red Cedar Tongue and Groove Paneling for this stunning accent wall of the newly constructed Craft Stove in Mount Vernon, WA

VERTICAL INSTALLATION:  Since framing generally runs up and down, you will need to provide “nailers”, horizontal blocking lines, or furring strips for the T&G to be installed properly.  Each piece of Cedar T&G will need to be secured to solid wood with at least an 1-1/4” penetration approximately every 12”.   Once the nailers are in place, use a level or plumb line to ensure the first board is installed plumb.  As with horizontal installation, pieces up to 6 inches in width can be blind nailed.  Wider pieces, as well as those in the beginning and the end, will need to be nailed directly through the face of the T&G into the solid wood behind.  Lightly tap each piece into to place and be sure to you are staying plumb throughout your installation.

Knotty Western Red Cedar Tongue and Groove Siding Cladding installed vertically

We supplied the knotty Western Red Cedar T&G that was installed vertically on this cute little cabin on Guemes Island, WA

Should you have more questions or concerns about how to install your Western Red Cedar Tongue and Groove paneling, please do not hesitate to discuss this with your sales person prior to installation of your product to ensure your Cedar T&G will perform at its best for you.

Before your next project, be sure to visit us!

www.CedarCountryLumber.com

360.757.6343

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA

 

Swinomish Didgwalic Clinic Interior Doug Fir Paneling

We were extremely pleased to be chosen to provide the interior Douglas Fir paneling for the recently opened Swinomish Didgwalic Clinic near Anacortes.  Designed by a local architect, the Douglas Fir interior tongue and groove paneling specified in the plans to warm the space was to be flush jointed.  Since this is not an “off the shelf” profile for Doug Fir paneling, we worked with a mill to have the T&G custom manufactured out of 1×4 Clear, Vertical Grain, Kiln Dried Doug Fir blanks for the builder, Quantum Construction.  This project was fast-tracked, designed and constructed in less than a year.

interior doug fir paneling that is flushed mounted

douglas fir interior t&g paneling

interior wood paneling for commercial buildings

This Swinomish Didgwalic Clinic will provide treatment for all members of the community suffering from opiod dependencies.

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Customer Testimonial from Quantum Construction

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www.CedarCountryLumber.com

950  B Fountain Street, Burlington WA  98233

360.757.6343