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.
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.
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.
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.
Cedar siding is the pre-eminent choice for contractors and homeowners in the western U.S. due to it’s availability and good quality. Although we specialize in high-end quality cedar and redwood products our prices are often better than lower priced woods due to our low overhead and small profit margins. So, if you’re planning on new construction or remodling give us a shout out and see if our premium siding choices are right for you.
Now is the time to get a good deal on custom milled western red cedar siding. We have just brought in another truckload of high-quality cedar siding out of British Columbia and even this very high standard material is very cost competitive to the larger retail stores pricing. And the quality far surpasses theirs by a wide margin. From select tight knot to “A”& better grades give us a call for a custom quote.
California is unique in that it has the most varity of softwoods available ranging from redwood to pine and cedar. If you’re looking for a great deal on dicount cedar siding, redwood siding, or even pine paneling then Lumber Out West is the place for you. Although specializing in only selling the higher grades of quality lumber products our low overhead enables us to often beat the discount lumber yards prices.
Homeowners and contractors looking for quality cedar siding in New York are at a disadvantage over their peers on the west coast. This is because they either have to purchase northern white cedar which is native to the area and of far less quality than western red cedar or pay to have the better western red cedar shipped to their location. But, if one is looking to have a product that will look great and last for years to come the one option is to bite the bullet and pay the extra freight cost for the western red cedar.
Sure, there are cheaper places to purchase your cedar siding but the advantages of buying quality cedar siding from Lumber Out West outweigh any savings. First of all, the deals out there for cheap siding aren’t really deals at all but rather the market price for inferior, downgrade wood. With the extra labor costs and extra wood needed you will not be getting the savings you were expecting.
California is home to many
great species of wood products. The forests in California produce cedar, redwood, pine, doug fir and a few
hardwoods. The California Forestry Regulations are stricter than the FSC
certifications so you can be sure your wood is sustainably green. Cedar siding and redwood siding are two of the more
popular choices for custom home builders. Knotty pine paneling is an inexpensive
alternative to redwood paneling and cedar
paneling. This is why California residents often get the best pricing
nationwide on the wood products.
All quality cedar comes off the pacific west coast of the United States and Canada. The reason this particular type of cedar is better than it’s inland relatives is that the climate for slow growth is best by the wet, cold environment of the pacific northwest. All vertical grain cedars come from this area. The wood tends to be redder in color and have fewer knots than it’s inland cousin. If you’re looking for quality cedar siding or redwood decking then Lumber Out West is the place for you. We only deal in quality, high-end cedar and redwood lumber products. Give us a call toll-free at 866-972-7301 or email us for a customized quote.
Western Red cedar Decking is available in all grades from select tight knot to clear vertical grain.
When purchasing cedar siding it is very important to properly protect your investment after delivery before installation. Once nailed into place all that needs to be done is periodic maintenance to keep your cedar siding looking like new. However, if there is a gap between the delivery and installation the siding must be properly stored to prevent cupping, warping and splits. Cedar needs to be kept out of the sun and wind – preferably kept inside a garage or storage shed. Allow the cedar siding to acclimate to your area for one to two weeks before installing. This allows the cedar to adjust to the humid or dry conditions of your location.
The best time of the year to purchase cedar siding is during the winter months when lumber mills are slow and are looking to move inventory. Logging ends every fall due to bad weather and picks up again in the spring when the snows melt and logging trucks are able to get back into the forests to cut trees. Don’t wait too long, however, because each spring when inventories run low the price of certain cedars goes up due to its’ scarcity before the summer milling months.