Western Red Cedar Products In Application
Scientific Name: Thuja plicata
Browse our line of products below, or browse by species on the lumber species page. We aslo have a Raw Lumber Picture Gallery and a Red Cedar Weathered Gallery. If you don’t see what you are looking for don’t hesitate to email us and request a custom job.
western Red Cedar Siding Products
People love the timeless charm of Western Red Cedar siding. Choose from a variety of options including T&G, Channel, Bevel, Board and Batt, Dutch and Lap siding stock. The exterior finish of a building is the face it presents to the world. It defines the mood and character of the structure and reflects the image desired by its designers, builders or owners.
Western Red Cedar siding is available in a range of designs and grades, offering the variety and versatility to complement any architectural style. It adapts equally well to bold and expressive modernism or the well defined criteria of period styling. Above all, Western Red Cedar has an enduring beauty that projects an aura of prestige.
This species of cedar is a wood with great dimensional stability and natural decay resistance. Its freedom from pitch and resin makes it an excellent base for a wide range of finishes. Common patterns for siding include tongue and groove, channel, pattern 105 or board and batten. Custom patterns can be created with our specialty milling options.
More western Red Cedar Products
Incorporating a deck into your home is a great way to add value the home, increase your living space and to better your overall quality of life.
Western Red Cedar is great for decking as it is easy to work with, has a pleasant aroma and is durable yet not hard and unyielding. Red Cedar decking can come in a variety of sizes, but the most popular are 5/4×4, 5/4×6, 2×4 & 2×6.
Bear Creek Lumber can offer this cedar decking in random lengths of 6′ and longer and can also sell in specified lengths, which will often create premium pricing if specified in long lengths.
Post and Beam
Western red cedar is a premium material for post and beam and timber frame homes. All beams are available in Clear, Select or Standard and Better grades. Available in lengths up to 24'. Lengths up to 40' available but must be special ordered. All Sizes are available
Rough sawn or surfaced timbers in lengths up to 50 feet. Hand hewing and corbels available to achieve any look your project demans.
The field of construction using solid sawn Western Red Cedar timbers is greatly diversified. It covers many types of engineered structures; commercial, industrial, and residential buildings; and landscape structures such as bridges, arbors, pergolas, gazebos, field houses and the like.
In general, applications can be classified into two very broad use-groups: first, for those structures such as large buildings in which both the strength and appearance of exposed wood members are of equal importance; and second, in landscape, park and garden structures where appearance is paramount. For both use-groups, Western Red Cedar offers the advantages of natural beauty, design flexibility, exceptional dimensional stability and long term durability. Cedar has a long history of withstanding the rigors of time and weather.
It is also recognized structural material with known mechanical and physical properties. These attributes allow the design of timber structures of all types using basic engineering principles and stress-or appearance-rated grades of Cedar.
Warmth and elegance comes with the added value of wood interiors. Our inventory includes all sizes and patterns in Red Cedar ceiling products, and we offer additional special order patterns.
A selection of clear grades in Red Cedar traditional and custom milled pattterns. Aromatic properties of cedar make it a top choice for paneling...
When we talk about Western Red Cedar paneling we are not talking about 4’x8′ sheets, but rather tongue and groove, shiplap or similar materials that can be used to panel your walls and ceilings.
Red Cedar is a great choice for indoor use as it has a nice color range of wood tones, has a pleasant but not overpowering aroma and works in both humid and dry environments. We can offer the Western Red Cedar paneling in clear and knotty grades, allowing for our clients to adjust what they order based on their individual budget. The most common widths for paneling are going to be nominal 4″ and 6″, but we can product narrower or wider patterns through out specialty milling options. Common tongue and groove patterns will include V2E, V4E, edge and center bead, or center match. Custom patterns can be created with our specialty milling options.
Literally a frame through which you can create your own view. Vertical grain is an ideal grade to choose. Real wood trim on residential, commercial or industrial buildings perfectly complements any architectural style and is compatible with all contemporary cladding materials.
The ideal wood for trim is Western Red Cedar. Its dimensional stability, longevity, ability to accept a wide range of finishes, resistance to decay and natural good looks make it the only sensible choice for base boards, corner boards, fascia, skirting and window and door trim. Western Red Cedar trim boards are available in Clear and Knotty grades. Trim boards are often available in Surfaced Four Sides (S4S) Surfaced One Side Two Edges (S1S2E) or Rough Sawn textures.
This is a signature piece of your exterior look. We have longer lengths to create many looks for your project.
Integrate the indoors and outdoor living in your home with garden and patio structures.
Shakes and Shingles
The characteristics that make Western Red Cedar a fine exterior siding, decking, and paneling, also make shake and shingle products the most desirable for roofing and sidewall application.
Shingles are sawn. Shakes are split. Shingles have a relatively smooth surface while shakes have at least one highly textured natural grain split surface. Shingles and shakes make of Western Red Cedar are generally used for roof and sidewall applications in the natural or unfinished state.
Shake and Shingle Products Available from Bear Creek Lumber
- 18″ #1 Resawn 1/2″ Shakes
- 24″ #1 Resawn 1/2″ Shakes
- 24″ #1 Resawn 3/4″ Shakes
- 24″ #1 Tapersplit Shakes
- 16″ #1 Fivex Shingles
- 16″ #2 Fivex Shingles
- 24″ #1 Royal Shingles
- 24″ #2 Royal Shingles
- 18″ #1 Perfections
- 18″ #2 Perfections
- 18″ #1 Fancy Cut Shingles
Photo Caption: (above) This house features shake siding. Wood siding is among one of the best ways to enhance the look of a house.
Fancy Cut Shingles Patterns Available (right):
Diagonal, Half Cove, Diamond, Round, Hexagonal, Octagonal, Arrow, Square, Fish Scale. Hip/Ridge available to Match all of the above.
For a stout look in any column application we offer large diameter logs in a few finishes.
BCL manages a timber stand that has been thinned to supress fire hazrd and restore forest health. Posts and poles of several diameters are available to purchase
We have a stock of reclaimed old growth lumber ready to be custom milled in-house for your project.
Finishing Western Red Cedar
Although Western Red Cedar is naturally durable, a surface coat is recommended to protect the wood and extend its service life. Cedar accepts a wide range of stains and other coatings and whichever is selected should be a good quality product recommended by a paint or building supply dealer. When selecting a finish coat, make sure it contains the following: water repellent, Fungicide/Mildwcide, Protection against ultra violet light. Penetrating oil-based products, particularly those containing pigments, are recommended for Cedar. Pigments provide increased UV protection.
Hot-dipped galvanized, aluminum and stainless steel nails are all corrosion-resistant and all can be used to nail Western Red Cedar. Other types of nails, such as electro-plated, are not recommended. They can rust and disintegrate and react adversely with the natural preservative oils present in Cedar, resulting in stains and streaks. Copper nails also react with Cedar and should not be used. Stainless steel is the best choice but hot-dipped galvanized is the most widely used and economical.