Large timbers, wider boards, straight grain, and very clear boards are common with this variety. The color will be much more consistent and usually darker. This is mostly due to the high rainfall amounts which the Coastal Cedar trees receive that evens out the early and late growth seasons. When you are requesting CVG (clear vertical grain) Cedar, this is the lumber you are most likely getting. These boards are commonly used for siding, paneling, shingles, structural timbers, and flooring. They are graded in both appearance and clear grades. Homestead Timbers uses WRC for Rough Sawn Beams or S4S. Inland Red Cedar will not grow as large as Coastal Cedar due to a more arid climate and greater seasonal changes. This varying environment causes greater density changes from early to late growth, so the lumber appears striped. It is very difficult to find clear lumber with many more knots. Since the tree doesn’t grow very large, it branches much more, which causes this knotty appearance. Because of this, Inland Cedar is mostly used for knotty grade products like panels, decking and flooring. It is often graded using Pine nomenclature and most often #3 and better in select tight knot (STK), or knotty designations.
- 2″ x 8″ tongue and groove wood decking
- Great for roofs and floors
- Virtually free of bark and wane
- Strong and Beautiful