Bear Creek Lumber

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Wood Decking Products

Bear Creek Lumber can offer a wide range of decking products in both softwoods and hardwoods.  Our most common decking species that we do sell are going to be Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, Redwood & Ipe.  Each of these woods work great for exterior applications in various climates and architectural designs.  Other species that we do offer include Incense Cedar, Teak, Jatoba & Cumaru.

The most common decking sizes are going to be nominally sized 5/4x4, 5/4x6, 2x4 and 2x6.  We can provide wider or thinner decking planks as well upon request.  The most common pattern for decking is going to be material that is Surfaced Four Sides (S4S) and has radius edges.   

 

Our softwood decking products are available in both clear and knotty grades, whereas our hardwoods are generally only available in clear grades.  Whether you need clear or knotty fiber is often a personal preference on the look you are going for comparative to the budget you have set out for the deck project.  As a general ballpark factor, you can expect clear material is going to be roughly twice the cost of knotty material. 

 

Decking materials can come both green and kiln dried.  If you plan to stain your materials prior to installation you will want to ordered kiln dried material or order it soon enough that you can have some time for drying at your jobsite prior to installation. 

 

 

Western Red Cedar

western red cedar decksWestern Red Cedar decking galley. This wood contains a natural preservative oil which renders its heartwood resistive to decay and gives it durability without artificial preservative treatment

Port Orford Cedar

port orford cedar decks imagesPOC decking is exceptionally strong for a softwood. In tests for crushing strength, bending, shearing strength and side hardness, Port Orford outperformed all other cedars and Redwood. Specifically 45% stronger than Redwood or Western Red Cedar in impact bending and 30% stronger in crushing strength.

Ipe

Ipe decking imagesVisit our Ipe picture gallery Premium carbide tipped saw blades and high quality drills are recommended for smooth cuts due to the hardness of Ipe. Pre-drill a pilot hole and countersink when using screws as fasteners. End sealing: ends should be sealed immediately after cutting using a clear aqueous wax end sealer to reduce checking.

Redwood

California Redwood decking imagesRedwood It is known for its easy maintenance and beautiful color: a deep reddish brown that darkens with age. Redwood is most often used for applications where high moisture levels are a problem for other types of wood.

Alaska Yellow Cedar

Alaskan yellow cedar decks imagesAYC decking stands up to constant wear and load impacts without forming ridges or splitting. It does not splinter, so it is also used on stadium seating.














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