A Tough Cedar Log Year means great savings on Buffalo Lumber's Cedar Siding "Character" Grade. The point with discount wood is that it’s worth it if you love the character of the flaws. This 1x6" T&G golden incense cedar wood siding is perfect for any siding or paneling project from rustic cabin to beautiful vacation home. It's all in the character of the beholder.
We ran a truckload of 1x6 T&G incense cedar “as is”. We got a little bit of everything "character" but not too much of any one thing.
We have some dry rot, some worm trace, and some flaw defect -
These signs are a result of natural processes. As soon as the the cedar tree is cut, milled and kiln dried the decay and trace is stopped. Visual character appeal is added to the cedar wood without sacrificing it's usefulness and longevity.
None of these issues prevent the tongue from going into the groove and covering space on the wall. Perfect for rustic interior paneling or that cabin in the woods. We sell it CHEAP because we sell it AS IS.
We milled this with one rough face and one smooth face. Many of the flaws will not penetrate to the other face so flipping becomes an option.
Even though rough and smooth are somewhat different it is not noticeable unless you are very close and looking for it already.
You get the GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY. With enough GOOD to make this a deal for Kiln Dried Cedar @ .99/LF ! If you love the look of “old wood” you will love our character grade.
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DISCOUNT CEDAR SIDING
Our discount cedar is a Buffalo Lumber U-Grade #3 wood DownGrade & Better. It is the "and better" that makes this an attractive wood product. Better means that the mill throws in a percentage of #2 into every order. If you know your way around a saw, you can maximize your "and better" stock for use in high visibility areas.
We milled this with one rough face and one smooth face. Many of the flaws will not penetrate to the other face so flipping becomes an option. Even though rough and smooth are somewhat different it is not noticeable unless you are very close and looking for it already.
The cedar is graded to the rough face but the interior paneling possibilities of the smooth face were obvious. Imagine that clean, spicy cedar aroma though out your winter retreat.
If you have been looking for a Cedar Siding Opportunity - THIS IS IT!
Discount Cedar Siding (For Wood Lovers Only). Pricing based on 1500 SQFT Order.
Discount Cedar Siding is shipped nationally out of Tennessee The first $500 of shipping included in price at 1500sq min.
1x6" T&G Siding
$2.39 / SQFT
$0.99 / LFT
Buffalo Lumber Customer U-GRADE
Kiln-Dried, 6-16' Random Length, #3 Grade
We went through the truck load and came up with the following formula for success:
Of each unit we saw the worst case was 30% affected by worm trace or dry rot.
Of that 30% you can regain use of 15 to 20% of that by flipping to the other face (or if you are like me, using THAT face).
So, with aggressive use policy and a love of flaws, you should be able to get your project done with a 20% waste factor.
Look at this stuff. If you are a character wood lover like I am you will love this picture. I left the chunk in there to show what it is. This is the good, the bad and the ugly all in one shot. If this makes you cringe, don’t buy character grade.
I don’t think you will experience 20% waste but with discount wood, it’s better to be safe and build birdhouses with the extra than be short and sorry!
T&G Siding pattern is a best seller because of its versatility. It can be used indoors or outdoors, rough side or smooth side, installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally, to provide distinctly different looks. The board edges are usually V-shaped or "beveled". Tongue & Groove siding has both a rough and smooth face and is graded to the rough face. Knotty grades are popular for their warm, rustic look.
It is beautiful cedar wood at a 30 to 50% price savings. Most people love it, some do not. Our job is to clearly communicate our wood siding and paneling products and not waste anyone's time or money.
We are pleased to say that we can offer this wood to our customers with savings that you haven't seen in a long time. Our 1x6" Tongue and Groove cedar inventory is in
limited supply. Opportunities like these won't last long and in today's market they may never be this good again.
Buffalo Lumber's Customer U-GRADE
White Incense Cedar
Buffalo Lumber's discount incense cedar siding meets our Buffalo Lumber "Customer U-GRADE" requirements. Our incense cedar special is a #3 & Better grade. In the pictures below I have identified the Buffalo Lumber Customer U-GRADE downgrade flaws that you could encounter working with this cedar siding grade.
If you know your way around a saw you can maximize your "and better" stock for use in high visibility areas. Our cedar siding is not perfect. Some boards will have small knot holes as well as chips, dings and nicks, usually on the siding edges, hidden when installed as exterior home siding or interior cedar paneling. You will have to deal with something on every board to make it work.
INSPECTING THE DISCOUNT CEDAR SIDING
Customer U-GRADE means You grade it. It is low grade lumber run to pattern. There will be holes allowed in every board. U grade is usually priced at 50% of the market. We say to factor at least 20% safety margin on a U-Grade project. Net savings 30% over retail market prices.
Layman terms - if we were talking about a 1x6" wide by 12' long board, U-GRADE would allow a knot every 4 inches - some larger than a silver dollar. It will allow some peck and rot and a few other things. Every board will need to be trimmed.
If you are a customer who really LOVES to work with wood and are willing to use knot putty you can get up to 95% use from this cedar grade (I know we did - just not always the intended use if you know what I mean). U-grade is for rustic wood lovers who appreciate the character look of natural wood flaws and who want to work around flaws to save money on real wood appearance products. Not for the timid. Warm up your saw arm.
California Incense Cedar is one of the most stable wood species. It’s thermal conductivity rating or (K factor) is among the best of all softwoods. This provides dependable, predictable insulating properties and resistance to heat migration which positively impact performance of the species under machining conditions as well as gluing and drying.
Incense cedar stands up to wider variations in temperature and humidity without warping, checking or shrinking then most softwoods. This allows for tighter size tolerances and easy shipment to and use in many regions of the world where there are varying climates. Finally, the smoothly machined surface and relative lack of resin canals and pitch pockets assure that cedar products can be easily painted or stained with oil or water based stains to a fine, smooth finish without bleeding or other problems.
Discount Wood Siding Advice
Straight from the Buffalo's mouth - Discount Wood Siding Buying Advice
Straight from the Buffalo's mouth - Discount Wood Siding Buying Advice
Have multiple projects. We had a customer build a bench seat and end table from cedar paneling scrap pieces. He used every inch of his wood and claims zero loss proudly. Our discount cedar siding is not perfect. Some boards will have small chips, dings and nicks, usually on the siding edges, hidden when installed as exterior cedar siding or interior cedar paneling. There is very little splitting in the #3 downgrade which makes it a very serviceable wood product. Most of the flaws are "perception flaws" and do not interfere with the overall look and function of the wood.
Buy more. Depending on the project you should buy 20% more than you ever think you'll need. This number is less with reversible patterns where both sides can be utilized. Actual loss depends a lot on the customer, the project and the ability of the installer.
Don't be so picky. Look at the whole project. Flaws that stand out when viewed individually taken in the context of thousands of square feet of coverage, blend in. These are the type of flaws you will be dealing with in a # 3. Our prices reflect the difference in grade.
Work with it. Bend it, wedge it, cut it, make it work. Try knot putty in the gaps. We expect you to use the chunky stuff. Think of all the ways you can spend the money you save buying this wood siding.
Be creative. Use odds and ends in windows and doors, line your bath tub. Small pieces of wood paneling can be used all around the house if you take the time to find ways to use the wood! 1x6 tongue & groove is a great pattern for personal wood building projects. You can reverse the panels and use both sides.
Be versatile. Our TnG cedar siding is our best seller because of its versatility. It can be used indoors or outdoors, rough side or smooth side. As a general rule wood siding is graded to the rough side. That means that the rough side will experience fewer flaws. If the smooth panel side has a flaw, it is simply flipped over. The difference isn't noticeable unless pointed out. Our orders contain plenty of excellent smooth side product but it should not be bought for smooth side only projects. If you have a smooth side application you will probably have to buy 30% extra to make sure. That is too much unless you have rough side applications for the excess wood.
Downgrade wood products are for creative people who love working with wood and don't mind saving a buck or two. We want happy customers and we go to great lengths to make sure you understand what you are getting and that it will make you happy.
We carry products from suppliers located all across the country so each delivery will be calculated based on location of customer, location of product manufacturer and weight of total shipment. See Areas we ship to and Delivery Information.
International Shipping and Delivery
Buffalo Lumber offers full 20 and 40 foot container quotes internationally. Europe, Asia, Africa - anywhere a container will go we can get it there. We can only quote full 20 and 40 foot containers - smaller shipments would be customer arranged.
Making mistakes - Fixing something that goes wrong costs 10 times more than it does to do the job right in the first place. Consult with a Buffalo Lumber Milling Expert today.