Interior Paneling Products
How you want the interior of your project to look is going to be one of your most important decision to make to affect the overall feel of your living/working environment. Each wood option out there will affect the look, feel and ambiance to its surrounding area. Bear Creek Lumber can offer softwoods such as Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, California Redwood, Douglas Fir / Larch, Ponderosa Pine, and Hemlock, along with hardwoods such as Mahogany, Sapele, Ipe & Teak.
After you have determined which specie of wood to use for your interior paneling, you will then need to determine which pattern you would like to use to accentuate your visual desires. The most common pattern that we see for interior use is going to be a V-Joint pattern. Other common patterns we often see are going to be center match or nickel gap.
Softwood Interior Paneling
Most commonly with interior paneling the products supplied are going to be supplied with a smooth texture, but a resawn texture can be provided if a customer is looking for more of a rustic appeal. We can offer interior paneling in 1/2″, 5/8″, 11/16″ and 3/4″ net sizes and 3″, 4″, 6″ & 8″ nominal widths. Other sizes can be developed through our specialty milling process if required.
Most of our softwood paneling options are going to be available in both clear and knotty grades, while our hardwood options are generally only available in clear grades. Clear products give a finer appearance and work well in modern and upscale projects. Knotty materials will give the walls more character and a bit of a rustic appeal. Knotty materials are going to be more economical than clear, generally being about half the overall cost.
Western Red Cedar
Visit our WRC picture gallery . Its slow growth and natural oily extractives are responsible for its decay resistance and its rich coloring, which ranges from a light straw color in the sapwood to a reddish pink in the heartwood. It is a stable wood that seasons easily and quickly, with a very low shrinkage factor.
Redwood paneling has minute cell structure with thousands of air-filled cavities accounts for Redwood's thermal insulation values.
Alaskan Yellow Cedar
AYC paneling is produced from medium sizes tree, with a thin bark. It is slow growing with high disease and decay resistance, as well as oils that make it very aromatic. It grows from Alaska south to Oregon with the largest areas of growth in British Columbia and SE Alaska.
Port Orford Cedar
This hard-to-find aromatic softwood can bring light tones into your interiors and effectively create luminous wood paneled spaces. Check out these pictures of a room with Port Orford Cedar interior paneling.
Fir paneling varies widely in weight and strength. When lumber of high strength is needed for structural uses, selection can be improved by applying the density rule. This rule uses percentage of latewood and rate of growth as they affect density. For equivalent knot sizes, the higher density generally indicates stronger wood.
Pine and stained blue pine gallery. All woods shrink and swell to some degree as their moisture content fluctuates with atmospheric conditions. However, Ponderosa is relatively unaffected by changes in humidity after drying, making it valuable for work that requires close-fitting joints.
Clear Grade Hemlock
Clear Grade When lumber has been subjected to drying conditions after manufacture, causing an appreciable loss in moisture content, an allowance must be made for the resulting shrinkage.
Exotic hardwoods paneling Heartwood Reddish, pinkish, salmon colored, or yellowish when fresh; deepening with age to deep rich red or brown; distinct from the yellowish or whitish sapwood. Luster high and golden; texture rather fine to coarse; grain straight to roey, wavey or curley, often with an attractive figure.