Cedar Appearance Grade Boards
Features and Benefits
-True Western Red Cedar milled in British Columbia
No-hole knotty boards
Straight, uniform grain and even texture
-"No Prior Select" meaning that grades are not pulled out during production
-S1S2E (smooth one side, two edges)
-Contains natural oils and resins that make it resistant to decay and insects
-Available up to 20' in length
-SFI certified and 100% sustainable
Finishing & Maintenance
-If painting or staining, do not let weather for more than two weeks
-Paints of all types such as vinyl-acrylic, modified-acrylic, and oil-based top coats are all suitable for cedar but test results show that good-quality 100%-acrylic formulations perform best
-It is best to finish all sides before installation
-Corrosion resistant nails such as hot-dipped galvanized aluminum or stainless steel is recommended
-Power washers are never recommended with Western Red Cedar
More tips for painting and staining can be found here: Finishing Cedar
Why choose Western Red Cedar?
BEAUTY – Aesthetically, there really is no substitute for the natural beauty of Real Cedar. Imbued with decidedly crisp, yet superbly rich, tonal properties, Real Cedar can create sublime outdoor sanctuaries, embolden traditional home decor, provoke cutting-edge architecture and inspire innovative interiors. Imagine – all that dynamism packed into one beautiful building material! No wonder Real Cedar is a designer’s dream come true.
VERSATILITY – Western red cedar is pitch and resin-free. Which means it’s ideal for accepting and holding a wide range of beautiful finishes including elegant dark stains, shabby chic bleaches, traditional solid colours and naturally beautiful semi-transparents. Real Cedar also offers a wide range of lumber dimensions, surface textures and grades. Ergo, no matter what your desired effect is, Real Cedar’s got the wood for you.
SUSTAINABILITY – Independent studies prove that when it comes to environmental performance, natural wood is superior to synthetic products in every way. While other building materials generate greenhouse gasses, western red cedar actually removes greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere. And unlike brick, cement and composites, Real Cedar is renewable and biodegradable. All cedar forests are strictly managed to ensure that cedar remains one of the most sustainable building products available. In fact, well less than 1% of available Cedar is logged in a given year, and we have more cedar trees today than in history.
Using Cedar for a basic 30'x16' deck saves over two metric tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to driving a car for an entire year.
When you choose cedar, you're choosing to be green.
All cedar boards are SFI certified and fully supported by the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.