Western Red Cedar Channel Siding

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.

Western Red Cedar Channel Siding on mobile building

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
  • 1×10” unseasoned

*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*

Western Red Cedar Channel siding profiles

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.

Custom milled 1" Knotty Western Red Cedar Channel Siding

Custom made knotty Channel Cedar Cladding

Here is a beautiful example of custom milled, clear grade Alaska Yellow Cedar Channel Siding we supplied a customer in the Seattle area recently.

custom milled Alaska Yellow Cedar Channel Siding

clear grade Alaska Yellow Cedar channel siding

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.

installation guide for channel lap siding

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!

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Alaskan Yellow Cedar Building Materials

Custom Milled Yellow Cedar T&G

In this photo – Custom Milled Alaskan Yellow Cedar T&G for a customer in New York

 A slow growing tree found along the Pacific Coast from Oregon through Canada, and up into Alaska, Alaskan Yellow Cedar trees can grow very tall, which makes it an ideal wood for large timbers used in timber frame construction.  It is also commonly referred to as Nootka Cypress.

Large Custom Cut Alaska Yellow Cedar Timbers

In this photo:  Custom Cut 8×8″ x 30′ long Alaskan Yellow Cedar Timber

We ship very large Alaskan Yellow Cedar Timbers anywhere in the US.

In this photo:  The 8×8″ x 30′ long Alaskan Yellow Cedar Timber is being loaded on to a flat bed truck for transport to our customer in upstate New York

Highly aromatic, and slightly harder than Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar is an excellent choice for most building applications where a lighter hued wood is desired. Naturally resistant to rot and decay with good dimensional stability and work-ability, Alaskan Yellow Cedar is readily available in decking, custom and standard siding patterns, shingles, shakes and dimensional lumber.

Custom Milled Yellow Cedar T&G

In this photo – Custom Milled Alaskan Yellow Cedar T&G for a customer in New York

We are pleased to share this photo collection with you where our Alaskan Yellow Cedar dimensional boards were used to make a stunning fence in the Seattle area. This beautiful fence will provide years of service, and beauty, to this customer’s property.

These awesome photos were shared with us, along with this quote
“We are so excited about the cedar. It is BEAUTIFUL” ~ Erika

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Boards Used for Fencing

Yellow Cedar Fencing

ayc-fence

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

http://www.CedarCountryLumber.com

950 B Fountain Street ~ Burlington, WA

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