If you’re looking for a better price in Lake Tahoe for your cedar or redwood purchases give us a try. We can always beat Meeks, Spitsen or Tahoe-Truckee lumber companies in both price and quality. Why pay more for an inferior product? Email us us for a custom quote.
Now is a great time to begin thinking of your cedar purchase for the upcoming building season. Even though we specialize in quality, high-end cedar products, our pricing is often better than the discount lumber dealers you see on the web. Give us a call or email us for a quote and see for yourself.
Don’t be fooled by lumber companies claiming to have discounted wood for sale. What this really means is they are selling inferior, lower grade wood at the current market price and claiming it is a “good deal”. These companies will also try to re-tag wood grades into their own special grade and make it sound new and interesting when in fact it is a common grade re-termed by their company. More often than not Lumber Out West can beat their pricing by more than a little in savings. Call us toll free at 866-972-7301 or send us an email for a quote.
Redwood Boards are available in the standard redwood grades as defined by the Redwood Inspection Service. The grades include: Clear All Heart redwood in both vertical and mixed grain. Clear grade redwood (sometimes known as Aye Grade), Heart B and B Grade redwood are available in mixed grain. Mixed grain orders include a combination of flat grain and vertical grain redwood boards. We offer Construction Heart/Select exposed which is a high-end Construction Heart redwood grade that has fewer loose knots and higher quality edge knots.This grade has a better appearance and will perform better when exposed to the weather as compared to the standard Construction Heart grade. If you have questions about redwood grades and properties, please give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you a redwood price quote.
Looking for a good deal on quality redwood decking but don’t want to buy the lower grade redwood sold by the big box stores? Lumber Out West can provide kiln-dried Redwood Con-heart grade decking at an affordable price. We can ship anywhere in the contenental U.S. and especially on the west coast. Give us a call toll free at 866-972-7301 or click here for a free personalized quote.
Red cedar is a hearty and beautiful siding material. In its natural state, the color range of cedar siding is from honey brown to deep cinnamon red. As cedar ages with the seasons, it transforms into a natural silvery gray. Naturally resilient, cedar siding stands up to all weather conditions, and is also resistant to pests and to decay. Traditional cedar siding in bevel or channel varieties allows you to transform your exterior by way of rich tones and textured grain patterns. For a personal quote call 866-972-7301 or email us and we’ll show you how quality cedar siding doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
Be wary of products called: “U-grade”, “downgrade”, “#3common”, “customer select”, “rustic grade” or “discounted”. What this really means is you are purchasing a cast-off product for a discounted price. In the end you will have to purchase 30% more than needed to cover the same surface area. So much for savings! And, the price for this “discounted” wood is not actually a savings at all, but the market price for inferior, downgraded wood.
A Clear This is a fine appearance grade that allows only slightly more growth characteristics than Clear Heart. Pieces are of mixed grain.These mixed grain (vertical and flat) pieces are graded from the surfaced face.
Available solid wood or finger-joined.
Grading Rule Paragraph NLGA 201b / 201c WCLIB 106-a / 106-b
Common specifications are A and Better and A and Better with a percentage of B Clear allowed.
Knotty cedar presents a more rustic appearance and is typically supplied green (unseasoned) in the appearance and structural grades. When required, seasoning is achieved by air-drying except for grades of Light Framing and Structural Joists and Planks which are available kiln-dried.
Cedar, Western Red Vertical Grain
Species: Cedar, Western Red Thuja Plicata
Thuja plicata, commonly called Western or Pacific red cedar, giant or western arborvitae, giant cedar, or shinglewood, is a species of Thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae native to western North America. An ideal exterior wood for just about any application.
Below is a picture of a customer’s house resided in western red cedar “A”& better clear heart vertical grain – beautiful!
Channel siding is a popular type of lap siding and is used whenever a rustic appearance is desired. A versatile siding, it can be installed vertically, horizontally or diagonally. In channel siding the profile of each board partially overlaps that of the board next to it creating a channel that gives shadow line effects, provides excellent weather protection and allows for dimensional movement.
Right now is a great time to buy high-end western red cedar siding at Lumber Out West. We only sell the highest quality of all species of woods and western red cedar is considered the best of the best. Due to its’ insect and weather resistant properties western red cedar is the top choice for discerning architects and contractors.
The correct answer is – not if you want the deck stain to last as long as it should. The number one reason a deck stain fails prematurely is because the wood surface was not prepped correctly. Even a high quality deck stain will not be as effective or protect like it should if the wood deck was not been washed first using the right deck cleaners.
A good deck cleaner should be used to remove gray wood fibers, dirt, mold, mildew, and other pollutants that are deep down in the wood. In some instances a deck stain stripping agent is required to remove an old failing deck stain. It’s vitally important to remove all remnants of an old deck stain so the new stain can penetrate the wood. More times than not, most deck stains will not adhere to each other. When a deck stain is applied over an old failing stain it will start flaking and peeling within a year or so making an even bigger mess.
If you live in the garden state and are looking for some quality cedar siding, or even redwood siding for that matter, send us an email and we’ll quote you on the highest grade available in both cedar and redwood. Remember, the best cedar and redwood siding is produced off the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. The cheaper version of cedar is called inland red cedar and tends to be very knotty compared to the western coastal variety. Check out Lumber Out West for all your specialty lumber needs.
What are the good people in Massachusetts to do if they are in the market for quality western red cedar siding? As everyone knows, the best cedar in the world comes off the west coast of the United States and British Columbia. Well, due to our distribution hub of certified carriers Lumber Out West can get high quality cedar and redwood to the east coast at a reasonable price. Give us a call or, better yet, send an email with your needs and let us quote you on a quality cedar product for your home-improvement project.
Remember, when buying cedar siding, or redwood siding for that matter, be careful about discounted wood products. What this means is that the siding has been sitting around the lumber yard for some time and the lumber company is simply trying to dump old inventory. Siding is meant to be used in a timely fashion from the time it gets milled to installation. The longer the siding sits before installation the more cupping, bowing and checking will occur. Another trick lumber companies use to sell inferior products is they go through the siding and separate out all the high-end material and sell it as a separate, more expensive siding. They then sell the leftover siding at a “discount” but this really means the siding is being sold at market value. Lumber Out West only sells the highest quality western red cedar. Give us a call toll-free @ 866-972-7301 or email us for a quick quote.