Holiday Hours

From all of us at Cedar Creek, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year’s!

So our employees can spend time with their families over the holidays, we will be closing early on both Christmas and New Year’s eve and will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in 2016!

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Instructions to make your own rustic Christmas Tree and Giant Jenga sets out of Western Red Cedar can be found on our blog!

Christmas Tree Instructions

Giant Jenga Instructions

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The Forum at Marvin Hall

New article published by Architectural Record regarding the amazing project Studio 804 produced at the University of Kansas.  We were thrilled to help them with their Western Red Cedar needs.

Read the full article and see more pictures, click HERE

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Western Red Cedar Kayak Build

It is always such a pleasure to see our customer’s projects!  This is just one of the amazing Western Red Cedar Strip Kayaks from Williamson Boat Design.

Enjoy!

Cedar Kayak CAD Rendering

Western Red Cedar Kayak Building

Western Red Cedar Kayak

Western Red Cedar Kayak

Hand Shaped Western Red Cedar Kayak Seat

Hand Built Western Red Cedar Strip Kayak

Spec Sheet on This Western Red Cedar Kayak

 

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Pre-Priming Services

To save you time and money on the job site, we can arrange to have your Western Red Cedar siding, trim or shingles flood coated with a factory applied oil-based primer.  This process provides an even application, to all four sides of the board, that it is impossible to duplicate on the job site.

 

PrePrimed Western Red Cedar Bevel Siding

Having a properly applied coat of Primer helps alleviate common paint problems such as blistering, cracking and flaking; and also helps to provide even application of your quality paint, as well as provide stain and mildew resistance.

And ~ No waiting for dry weather!

 

This process is completed in a perfectly controlled environment, which helps eliminate dust and particle pick up, as well as ensures even drying.

 

Please call us for product availability, anticipated lead times and warranty information, as well as pricing.

Western Red Cedar Siding

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Alaskan Yellow Cedar for Fencing

Highly aromatic, and slightly harder than Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar is an excellent choice for most building applications where a lighter hued wood is desired.  Naturally resistant to rot and decay with good dimensional stability and workability, Alaskan Yellow Cedar is readily available in decking, custom and standard siding patterns, shingles, shakes and dimensional lumber.

We are pleased to share this photo collection with you where our Alaskan Yellow Cedar was used to make a stunning fence in the Seattle area.  This beautiful fence will provide years of service, and beauty, to this customer’s property.

These awesome photos were shared with us, along with this quote

“We are so excited about the cedar. It is BEAUTIFUL” ~ Erika

alaskan yellow cedar as horizontal fencing

Alaskan Yellow Cedar dimensional boards

yellow cedar fence

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Alaska Yellow Cedar, also known as Canadian Cypress

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General Guidelines for Installing Western Red Cedar Siding

Like all natural materials, Western Red Cedar responds to the environment; Cedar siding can swell or shrink to reach equilibrium with the moisture content of the surrounding air.  By acclimating your siding prior to installation it will help reduce movement later on.

Kiln Dried Clears have been dried at the mill and are the most “ready to use” of all Western Red Cedar siding products.  It may be installed upon arrival, except in very hot and dry environments (allow 3 to 5 days for acclimation) or if it has been wetted.   If wet, it should be separated and allowed to dry completely before installation.

Dry Knotty Sidings should be allowed to acclimate for 7 to 10 days prior to installation. In damp or high humidity environments, more time may be required for acclimation.  Stack the siding on evenly spaced vertically aligned “stickers” in a dry storage area, off the ground and under cover.  Air should be circulating all around the pieces.

Unseasoned or “green” sidings have not been dried to prior to delivery and require much longer to acclimate to their surrounding environment.  Narrower widths of channel, bevel and board-and-batten sidings allow for shrinkage when supplied without prior drying.  Acclimation of green siding products can take 30 days or longer depending on the environment.  Store the stack by separating the pieces with vertically aligned stickers in a well ventilated, dry location off the ground by at least 4”.  If it is to be stored over damp ground or new concrete, place a moisture barrier under the siding.

After your Western Red Cedar Siding has acclimated, a coating of primer, stain or oil should be applied to all surfaces, including the ends, is recommended.  The type of coating will vary depending on the final finish desired.   If a solid color stain or paint will be used, an alkyd oil stain-blocking primer should be used as the first coat, applied on all four sides.  Always follow the manufactures’ recommendations to ensure the product you have selected is for use on Western Red Cedar and compatible with the intended finish coat.

To save money and time on the job site, we can arrange to have your Western Red Cedar Siding coated with a product of your choice.   With nearly every color imaginable, from clear products that allow the natural characteristics and colors of the wood show through, to semi-transparent stains that add a subtle hue, to solid color coatings; including oil based primers.

Your siding will be completely covered all four sides with a flood coat in a temperature controlled environment, free of dust and debris and back brushed to ensure even absorption and coverage.  This quality of pre-finish is impossible to duplicate using on-site installation methods.  Read more about the process HERE

custom prestaining saves time and money

Stud walls generally require no special preparation when installing horizontal siding.  The siding should be nailed into the studs at a maximum of 24 inch centers when applied over a wood based, solid sheathing.  When bevel sidings of 11/16” or thinner are applied without sheathing, 16 inch on center is recommended.  When installing vertical siding over stud walls, with or without sheathing, horizontal blockers are needed and should be spaced not exceeding 24 inch on center.

Walls made of masonry will require furring strips that are thick enough for nail penetration of 1-1/4” into sold wood with a ring shank nail.  Using rigid foam sheathing as a nailing base for Western Red Cedar Siding is generally not recommended and should only be done in compliance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Proper wall construction includes the use of gas permeable building paper and vapor barriers.  Always check your local code to verify all building requirements.

Western Red Cedar Siding

 

Stainless steel nails are the best choice for installing Western Red Cedar siding, especially if the siding is to be finished with transparent or semi-transparent stain.  No. 304 grade is fine for general siding applications, while No. 316 grade stainless should be used when installing near salt water.  Alternatively, hot-dipped galvanized nails that are corrosion resistant can be used.  Other types of fasteners are not recommended.

Prior to installing your Western Red Cedar Siding, make sure that corrosion-resistant flashing is properly installed to prevent moisture from entering wall and roof spaces above doors and windows, at the junctions of dormer walls and roof surfaces, and along the transition of siding materials such as cedar to brick or stucco.

Keep the lowest edge of your Western Red Cedar Siding at least 6” off the ground and treat the end grain of the bottom of vertical siding with a water repellent preservative or primer.   Caulking is to be used where the ends of your siding contact vertical openings or trim.  Use only non-hardening caulks such as plyurethane, polysulfide, tepolymer rubber, acrylic or acrylic-silicone. Always follow manufacturer’s recommendations.

Select Tight Knot Western Red Cedar Siding

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Golden Balau Hardwood Decking

Sourced only from countries that are leaders in ecological, sustainable forestry practices, our Golden Balau Hardwood Decking is a dense, exotic hardwood known for its strength and durability.  Similar to teak in color, this 5/4×6″ will perform admirably for years, even in wet climates.  It is naturally resistant to insect, decay and fire.

To maintain the beautiful color of this yellow-brown decking, we recommended finishing it with penetrating oil specifically formulated for use on hardwoods, such as Penofin Hardwood wood stain.  This unique formula penetrates deep into the wood fibers and does not create a surface film.  This allows the wood to breathe, as well as  stabilize it.  We recommend coating all four sides prior to installation.

golden balau hardwood decking

Alternatively, the Golden Balau can be left to weather to a lovely grey patina with no ill effects.

All this at pricing similar to clear grade softwoods and composite decking!

In stock and ready to deliver!

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Giant Jenga – Up for Raffle!

There are two awesome opportunities coming up for you to bid on and take home a Cedar Creek Lumber Giant Jenga Set!

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Friday, July 24  ~  28th Annual EDASC Golf Tournament and Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival

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Friday, July 31  ~  SICBA Golf Tournament

Skagit Island Counties Builders Association

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Made from our top quality Cedar, these sets are lightweight, durable and will provide hours of outdoor fun!  Learn how to make your own by clicking HERE

outdoor jenga set makes a great gift

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Sante Fe Opera House

Super excited to be a part of the recent project at the Sante Fe Opera House.  We supplied the Clear, Vertical Grain Western Red Cedar in record time to meet the tight deadline to get the 2015 opera season started!

Enjoy the photos!

The Clear, Vertical Grain Western Red Cedar before we crated it for shipment New Mexico

The Clear, Vertical Grain Western Red Cedar before we crated it for shipment New Mexico

The Cedar is packaged for shipment to the Opera House

The Cedar is packaged for shipment to the Opera House

Our Cedar arrived on the job site quickly and in perfect condition

Our Cedar arrived on the job site quickly and in perfect condition

The Clear, Vertical Grain Cedar is being installed

The Clear, Vertical Grain Cedar is being installed

The Cedar timber framing is completed

The Cedar timber framing is completed

Beautifully completed project highlights the Clear, Vertical Grain Western Red Cedar Timbers

Beautifully completed project highlights the Clear, Vertical Grain Western Red Cedar Timbers

Another view of the stunning Cedar Timber Framing at the Sante Fe Opera House

Another view of the stunning Cedar Timber Framing at the Sante Fe Opera House

 

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