Lumber Out West, in addition to offering the highest quality cedar and redwood products anywhere, also has factory pre-staining for your home improvement or new construction wood siding. When pre-staining is done at the mill each board is individually processed by spraying the board on all sides with spray jets and then having the excess removed by roller brushes that spit out the board at the other end of the machine. The benefit to you, the end user, is a product that arrives ready to install without the hassle of trying to stain in the field where dust and other particles make the job very messy and time consuming. Give us a call @ 775-386-8132 or email us for a custom quote.
Lumber Out West, the formost purveyor of quality lumber products, can get you a great deal on log siding in ponderosa pine, western red cedar, or redwood. Our low overhead and mill-direct delivery system can save you money as we are always less than our competitors while offering a higher quality product. Call us @ 775-386-8132 or email us for a custom quote today.
If you’re in the market for quality cedar siding for new home construction or simply giving your existing home a facelift, give us a try at Lumber Out West. We service the entire country with quality, high-end western red cedar and California redwood products. We can beat the price of all our competitors due to our low overhead and mill-direct delivery system. Give us a call @ 866-972-7301 or email us for a custom quote.
The first thing the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association will tell you is that
cedar siding needs to be sealed on all six sides prior to
installation and then re coated as needed on the face for the lifetime of the
wood. Lumber Out West offers prestaining as an added service to all our customers. If you would like a quote call us toll-free at 866-972-7301 or email us.
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.
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.
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.
Cedar is the much preferred choice of homebuilders over other types of construction materials. Cedar siding is resistant to insects and fares better over time in inclement weather. Once properly pre-stained, cedar will maintain its look for years and only needs a fresh coat of stain every 3-5 years, depending on the stain. When quality is your main concern, Lumber Out West will only sell the best cedar siding available on the market. No shortcuts are taken to make an extra buck.
Western Red Cedar siding can be milled into a variety of profiles to suit just about anyone’s taste. The common patterns are beveled, both plain and rabbeted, tongue & groove, shiplap and covelap. Typically, the thickness of any milled siding product is approximately 11/16″ unless it is a beveled pattern. Bevels range from 1/2″ thick to 1″. One thing to remember, the wider the board the more problems will occur because of the width. The best way to avoid problems is to stick with either a 6″ or 8″ wide board. Anything wider and there will be an occurance of occasional cupping and warping.
Pre-staining your log siding is a great way to also save time and money on your home improvement project. Pre-stained log siding can be done by choosing a quality stain such as Superdeck Stain. This will help insure a lasting finish for years to come before a reapplication is needed. Be sure to ask whether pre-staining is an option in your area before ordering.
Pre-staining your siding is a great way to save time and labor during your building project. As anyone knows, staining a large amaount of siding or decking is very labor intensive not to mention very messy. Factory staining is often the quickest and easiest way to get your cedar finished before arrival.
Finish Decks for Optimal Performance
Although Western Red Cedar is a naturally durable wood ideal for decks, its performance is enhanced when protected by an appropriate finish. Decks are subjected to the most challenging exposure conditions. The combination of a horizontal surface, the abrasive effects of foot traffic, pounding rain and full exposure to sun make deck finishing more demanding than other finishing applications such as siding. It is important to ensure that the finish you apply to your Western Red Cedar decking boards has been specifically formulated for this end use. Unseasoned decking should be air dried (not exposed to direct sunlight) and finished on all sides prior to installation.