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This species' dimensional stability and natural decay resistance make it the top choice for siding applications. Western Red Cedar's freedom from pitch and resin provide a good base for a range of finishes, from paints, solid color stains to water-repellent preservatives and semi-transparent stains. Choosing your siding pattern is mostly a mater of personal preference, influenced by the architectural style of your home and its setting. We invite you to browse our product galleries below, and to learn about installation tips and finishing suggestions.

 

*Please note that coverage estimators are generally based on using green/unseasoned materials.  Dry materials may have a narrower net size, so the conversion factors may need to be adjusted based on the product being used.  However, If you use a standard 5%-15% trim and waste factor, you should be covered for some occasional shrinkage*

 

 

WESTERN RED CEDAR BEVEL SIDING:

 

Western Red Cedar bevel siding is the most common cedar siding type that is used.  Bevel siding is created by sawing lumber at an angle to produce two pieces of wood that are thicker on one side and thinner on the other. Through the manufacturing process, bevel is produced to generally have one side that has a smooth surface and one side that has a resawn surface.  We provide bevel siding in both knotty and clear grades. Clear siding is going to be used more in modern/contemporary homes, while knotty bevel is going to be used in more rustic settings.  One of the more economical options for Western Red Cedar bevel is to purchase what is called Finger-Joined bevel.  This process includes gluing and joining shorter pieces of lumber to create longer pieces.  The joins are stronger than the surrounding fiber.  Typically this product is going to be pre-primed or painted prior to installation.

 

BEVEL SIDING COVERAGE ESTIMATING TABLE
NOMINAL WIDTH
NET WIDTH
PATTERN FACE
SQ. FT TO LINEAL FEET
SQ. FT. TO BOARD FEET
4
3 -1/2
2-1/2
4.8
1.6
6
5-1/2
4-1/2
2.67
1.33
8
7-1/4
6-1/4
1.92
1.28
10
9-1/4
8-1/4
1.45
1.21
12
11-1/4
10-1/4
1.17
1.17

 

 

RED CEDAR BEVEL SIDING GRADES
CLEAR VERTICAL GRAIN
A CLEAR
RUSTIC
B CLEAR
SELECT KNOTTY
QUALITY KNOTTY

 

 

TONGUE AND GROOVE SIDING:

 

Western Red Cedar tongue and groove siding is a highly versatile and attractive option for siding a home.  Tongue and groove siding can be installed at an angle, vertically or horizontally.  Bear Creek Lumber can provide a multitued of options in tongue and groove by adjusting size, grade or pattern.  The most common widths for tongue and groove are 4" and 6", but we can also provide 8", 10" or 12" widths.  Both clear and knotty grades are avaiable in the various widths and in either smooth or resawn textures.  The most common pattern for tongue and groove is to have a v-shaped joint, but we also can supply center match, nickel gap and other specialy joint patterns as well.

 

TONGUE AND GROOVE COVERAGE ESTIMATOR
NOMINAL WIDTH
NET WIDTH
PATTERN FACE
SQ. FT. TO LINEAL FEET
SQ. FT. TO BOARD FEET
3
2-1/2
2
6
1.5
4
3-1/2
3
4
1.33
6
5-1/2
5
2.4
1.2
8
7-1/4
6-3/4
1.77
1.19

 

 

LAP SIDING:

 

Lap sidings can come in a variety of different sizes, patterns and grades. This siding type can also be supplied kilnd dried or green/unseasoned.  The two most common patterns for lap siding are going to be shiplap with a center match pattern or channel rustic. With all of the lap siding patterns you have the option to install the material vertically, horizontally or at an angle, which allows the owner to choose a very specific look for their home or business.  Our most commonly sold lap pattern is the channel rustic, which has an attractive resawn face grade face. We do have the ability to create a smooth face lap siding through our specialty milling options. 

 

LAP SIDING COVERAGE ESTIMATOR
NOMINAL WIDTH
NET WIDTH
PATTERN FACE
SQ. FT. TO LINEAL FEET
SQ. FT. TO BOARD FEET
6
5-1/2
5-1/8
2.34
1.17
8
7-1/8
6-7/8
1.75
1.16
10
9-1/8
8-7/8
1.35
1.13

 

 

BOARD AND BATTEN SIDING:

 

Board and batten siding is a design where boards are installed vertically and the joins are covered by another board (batten).  Most commonly board and batten applications use the resawn textured face out, but occasoinally you will see the material installed with a smooth texture out.  The most common board widths for board and batten are going to be 8", 10" and 12", with the batten widths being 2", 3" or 4".  Board and batten is often installed wtih knotty materials, but for more upscale projects it is not uncommon to see clear grade materials used. 

 

BOARD AND BATTEN COVERAGE ESTIMATOR
NOMINAL WIDTH
NET WIDTH
SQ. FT. TO LINEAL FEET
SQ. FT. TO BOARD FEET
8
7-1/4
1.67
1.11
10
9-1/4
1.31
1.09
12
11-1/4
1.07
1.07

 

 

NON-BEVEL CEDAR SIDING GRADES
CLEAR HEART
A CLEAR
B CLEAR
C CLEAR
D CLEAR
SELECT KNOTTY
QUALITY KNOTTY
STANDARD AND BETTER
UTILITY

 


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