1x6 BEVEL THICK RABBETED RED CEDAR MILL PRIME & PAINT
There was ZERO unusable lumber caused by mill waste.
There was ZERO damage during shipping.
All pieces were dimensionally perfect.
Your website was explicitly clear on how to install the siding and it went up easily. The siding is all on and in the process of being painted. We will send before and after pictures.
So here's just a little detail on the project.
This house was a restoration rather than renovation. The original portion of the house was built in early 1830's. It was added on to periodically but at least one addition was completed on Thursday June 13, 1907 because during the restoration, we found a board signed by Wm Sheffield with that date on it.
We were originally only going to work on the inside of the house and ALL material removed from walls and ceilings was restored and returned back into the house. However, much of the exterior siding was rotten and had to be replaced. We struggled for a little bit with the decision on whether to use wood or some type of composite material (like Hardy board or vinyl) but finally settled on wood as being the most historically accurate. This decision was made, in part, as a result of the information on your website. Although ,the original material most likely would have been poplar (all other wood in the house, including the original logs from the log cabin, was poplar), when painted you can't tell and the cedar will last longer.
I cannot stress how helpful the website and EVERYONE at Buffalo was. Buffalo Lumber is without a doubt, the easiest company to do business with. There was some fear at making such a significant purchase over the internet on "sight unseen" material but the overall quality of our contact with all personnel and the website made it much easier to just "close our eyes" and jump. Boy are we glad we did.
This siding is now the crown jewel on what we hope is a historically accurate restoration with a few concessions to modern living. "
5/6/20 Bill and Donna M. Fayetteville, TN
1x6 BEVEL THICK RABBETED (1 + 1/8 THICK, 3/4 OVERLAP) CEDAR-WRC SIDING, STK (BL Grade Equivalent MILL SELECT), KD, Resawn, Rough Use (OR 4836)
Mill PRE Primed + 1 Top Coat Paint - Snowbound SW7004
COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTER 1X8 SHIPLAP CEDAR SIDING + CEDAR BEAMS
My name is Michael Ethridge and I work for Phillips Partnership PC. We are the shell architect of record for a developer of Whole Foods Market neighborhood shopping centers. Our client and the design team wanted the “wood look” in a modern design but was concerned about cost and maintenance issues associated real wood veneer.
We were looking at faux wood products, but I wanted to use real wood.
It’s difficult to win that argument with a cost-conscious client without expertise so we brought in Buffalo Lumber to consult. Chris and his team walked us through every step of the process, including specifications, detailing, and pricing.
By the end of the process our team was ready to do the entire shopping center in real cedar siding rainscreen system.
From concept to completion, they were an invaluable resource. They intervened when our site visit reports and punch lists showed improper installation and then used their expertise to get the installer back on track.
Buffalo Lumber has guided us through completion on three shopping centers clad with cedar siding veneer and we are currently working with them on a 4th shopping center.
If it had not been for the Buffalo Lumber team, Tech Center in Newport News Virginia, Peachtree Crossing, and North Decatur Square shopping centers would not have real cedar siding on them.
4/30/2020, Michael E. Atlanta, Georgia
Michael Ethridge, Project Manager PHILLIPS PARTNERSHIP
1x8 SHIP LAP (3/8 LAP, 6 3/4 EXP) CEDAR-IRC SIDING, D&BTR (BL Grade Equivalent NEAR CLEAR), KD, StainEXT, RESAWN, Rough Use - Shadow gap profile- 3/8 inch Gap
1x4 T&G (V2E) CEDAR-IRC SIDING, D&BTR (BL Grade Equivalent NEAR CLEAR), KD, StainEXT, RESAWN, Rough Use
1x12 BOARD (SQUARE EDGE) CEDAR-WRC TRIM, D&BTR (BL Grade Equivalent NEAR CLEAR), KD, StainEXT, RESAWN, Rough Use.
1x10 BOARD (SQUARE EDGE) CEDAR-IRC TRIM, D&BTR (BL Grade Equivalent NEAR CLEAR), KD, StainEXT, RESAWN, Rough Use.
All Factory Pre-stained TimberOx Semi-Transparent Oil-Based "Redwood"
TONGUE & GROOVE 1X6 CLEAR & 1X4 NEAR CLEAR CEDAR SIDING
"Just wanted to confirm what other reviews stated. For our new home and budget, the siding supplier decision was no small issue (product cost alone $50,000+). Buffalo Lumber personnel were professional, patient (with this home owner lacking professional experience on the subject), and as a team, they were outstanding service-oriented communicators. Product quality was as they promised, and they worked closely with me on a very tight delivery window. Overall, it was a great buying experience, and I would recommend to anyone in the market for wood siding products, to speak with these folks before you make your final decision."
2/17/20 Chris A. Montague, NJ
1x6 T&G (V4E) CEDAR-WRC SIDING, AYE&BTR (BL Grade Equivalent CLEAR), KD, StainEXT, RESAWN, Rough Use, 16' and under
1x4 T&G (V2E) CEDAR-IRC SIDING, D&BTR (BL Grade Equivalent NEAR CLEAR), KD, StainEXT, RESAWN
1x4 BOARD (SQUARE EDGE - rough) CEDAR-IRC TRIM, D&BTR (BL Grade Equivalent NEAR CLEAR), KD
- All mill pre-finished with Olympic 716 "Cedar" tone oil-based semi-trans (OM 4659)
CLEAR VERTICAL GRAIN 1x6 BEVEL & 1x4 T&G CEDAR SIDING
"I was first drawn to them by their no nonsense website. They seemed to go out of their way to educate and explain in straightforward terms. Their sales rep helped guide us through and even jumped in to find a local framer for us, who turned out to be fantastic. Our project experienced delays, but they worked with us throughout. The product (drumroll please) is beautiful by the way. it wouldn't be fair to ignore the coordination of the shipping department a/k/a Chaos Central. consistent, clear,and timely communications (with a touch of humor) made them invaluable. If we ever build again (which we won't). i would use no other company."
2/04/20 Steve R. Ballston Spa, NY
1x6 BEVEL THIN NO RABBET (1/2 THICK, 1 OVERLAP) CEDAR-WRC SIDING, CVG (BL Grade Equivalent CLEAR), KD, StainEXT, Resawn, Smooth Use
1x4 T&G (BUTT JOINT NO V EDGE) CEDAR-WRC SIDING, CVG (BL Grade Equivalent CLEAR), KD, StainEXT, S4S, Smooth Use
- Both mill pre-finished with Cabots Wood Tone Stain “Heartwood” 3004 (OM 4740)
1x18 SHINGLE 18in DIAMOND CUT (7.5" width 25sqft BOX) CEDAR-WRC SIDING, #1 (BL Grade Equivalent MILL SELECT), KD, UNFINISHED, Resawn, Rough Use (OM 4828)
1X8 SHIPLAP SHADOW GAP CLEAR CEDAR SIDING MILL PRE-FINISHED
"I think we should start sharing the good responses more often. So here ya go. The delivery went fine. We actually picked it up ourselves on Friday at the ABF terminal. We just had them fork the whole package on our trailer. No hand unloading at my office. We are doing a project 50 yards away from their terminal. We delivered it to our customer's home a couple of hours ago. We uncrated it and stacked it in their garage. No Damage to any of the siding!! The finish looks very nice. Our customer was happy with the finish. Thanks for controlling the chaos!!!! LOL I will send you some pictures after we get the siding on."
12/16/19 Charlie K. Joplin, MO 64801
1x8 SHIP LAP (SHADOW 1/4 GAP 1/2 LAP, 6 5/8 EXP) CEDAR-WRC SIDING, AYE&BTR (BL Grade Equivalent CLEAR), KD, StainEXT, RESAWN, Rough Use
Mill pre-finished CUSTOM stain color matched to customer sample (OM 4819
1x8 T&G PINE-WHITE PANELING MILL SELECT PRE-STAINED
"If you like no surprises, regular communication, complete transparency on pricing and easy access to your rep, then Buffalo Lumber is one of those "one in a million" companies for you.
I've never done business with a construction vendor more client focused. They were flexible on stain color and the order arrived early. Not one board was damaged - in any way. Plus they provided recommended installation instructions in case you are a do-it-yourselfer."
4/06/19 James G. Nashville, TN
1x8 T&G (V2E 3/8 T&G 6 3/4 EXP) PINE-WHITE PANELING, #2 (BL Grade Equivalent MILL SELECT), KD, StainINT CABOT HEARTWOOD (OM 4642)
1x6 T&G (V4E) REDWOOD-SAP PANELING NEAR CLEAR
"If you have a construction project that requires custom milled lumber, want old school customer service, great follow-up, and then even MORE great follow-up, then Buffalo Lumber is your company.
I was planning a 3-seasons porch remodel, searched the internet for a supplier of cedar paneling, and ran across Buffalo Lumbers' amazing website. It is the encyclopedia of custom milled siding and paneling!
Their promise to provide the best cost/value and service proposition seemed almost too good to be true......and I figured my small order of less than $5000 wouldn't even get their attention. Boy, was I in for a pleasant surprise! Not only did Buffalo Lumber provide the perfect solution for my project (redwood paneling versus my original idea of cedar), but was able to provide a better grade of redwood than I expected for the price quoted.
Extra perks like providing both board-sides sanded, super quick delivery, and almost daily email updates.
These guys are for real!"
4/06/19 Scott R. Apple Valley, MN
1x6 T&G (V4E) REDWOOD-SAP SIDING, B (BL Grade Equivalent NEAR CLEAR), KD, UNFINISHED, S2S, + 1x2 BOARD (SQUARE EDGE - SURFACED) REDWOOD-SAP TRIM Smooth Use (OM 4596)
1x6" TONGUE & GROOVE REDWOOD SIDING NEAR CLEAR
"After talking to several lumberyards in our area we were no no closer to knowing and understanding anything about the siding we planed on buying then before. We decided then to call Buffalo Lumber and wished we had done so right away. From the very first phone call to the final delivery the experience was nothing less then amazing and very professional. Within less than a day we had all our questions answered and a quote on the table. Between signing the contract and the delivery we were kept updated every step of the way. We even got tips on to how to care for and install the wood. The quality we received was excellent with very little and only minor damage. It was a truly great experience !!"
5/5/17 Kornelia H. TEXAS
Purchased: 3500 SQFT 1x6 T&G (BUTT JOINT NO V EDGE) REDWOOD-SAP SIDING, B (BL Grade Equivalent NEAR CLEAR), KD, StainEXT, RESAWN, Rough Use.
1x4" T&G CEDAR SIDING + 1X4” TRIM NEAR CLEAR FINISHED
"We have been using Buffalo Lumber for a few years as our custom cedar supplier. Their customer service is excellent. All the samples were shipped fast. They are very through in every step of the process. Every piece wood in the order had its own profile and specific details. Every phase of the shipping was well coordinated. They follow up after the every delivery was completed with a phone call and email. It has been a pleasure working with Chris and the Buffalo Lumber team and look forward to future orders."
3/27/17 Rob A. NEW JERSEY
Purchased: 600 SQFT 1x4 T&G CEDAR-IRC SIDING + 500 LFT TRIM D&BTR (BL Grade Equivalent NEAR CLEAR), KD, StainEXT, RESAWN, Smooth Use.
1x8" DUTCH LAP CEDAR SIDING + TRIM MILL PRE-STAINED
"Excellent on helping us decide on materials needed, stain, handling WRC nails to use, I could go on and on, it took me about 6 months to decide on what siding we were going to use and Buffalo Lumber helped us to receive a top quality product, Thank you so much."
3/23/17 Bob H. TEXAS
Purchased: 1500 SQFT 1x8 DUTCH LAP CEDAR-WRC SIDING STK (BL Grade Equivalent MILL SELECT), KD, StainEXT, RESAWN, Rough Use.
1x8" T&G BLUE PINE PANELING UV CLEAR FINISH
”From my first inquiry to follow-up after my order, everyone that I worked with at Buffalo Lumber was helpful, knowledgeable, and keenly interested in the success of our project. Ordering building materials from several states and many miles away, they covered every detail. The wood we purchased is beautiful and looks amazing in our three-season porch. We couldn't be happier with our choice to purchase from Buffalo Lumber.”
3/7/17 Carolyn B. MINNESOTA
Purchased: 700 SQFT 1x8 T&G PONDEROSA PINE BLUE STK PANELING (BL Grade Equivalent MILL SELECT), KD, UV CLEAR FINISH
2x8" QTR LOG CEDAR SIDING + TRIM FACTORY FINISH
”We have had a great experience dealing with Buffalo Lumber while building a new home. After much searching and comparisons, the initial discussion with Jason at Buffalo Lumber helped make the decision to use them in providing the material for the outside of our new home. After that the rest of the team stayed in constant contact with us and always stayed on schedule, which was a big help in coordinating the rest of the home project. The material that we received was excellent quality and makes for a beautiful exterior to our home. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to get quality materials for their project. Woody Adams Alabama.”
2/24/17 Woody Adams, ALABAMA
Purchased: 2200 SQFT 2x8 QTR LOG CEDAR-WRC SIDING STK (BL Grade Equivalent MILL SELECT), PAD, STAINEXT, SMOOTH
1x6" T&G PINE PANELING + 1x4” TRIM UV STAIN CUSTOM COLOR
”Great Company to work with very accommodating to meet color match for our project. Shipping and Delivery went great.”
2/27/17 Joe B. OHIO
Purchased: 2200 SQFT 1x6 T&G PONDEROSA PINE STK PANELING (BL Grade Equivalent MILL SELECT), KD, UV STAIN CUSTOM MATCH FINISH
1x6" AND 1X8” SHIPLAP NICKEL GAP CEDAR SIDING
"We incorporated products supplied by Buffalo Lumber into a 7 unit row home in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver Colorado. Buffalo lumber supplied pre-finished ship-lap for the exterior as well as unfinished ship-lap for interior dropped soffits. Both turned out amazing. The products showed up to the site with out issue, with little to no damage to the shipments. Buffalo Lumber's team were extremely helpful in getting the order placed and continued to follow up after the shipment left their facility to ensure there were no issues. I would recommend their product to anyone in the market for these types of products. Especially considering the finished look of the pre finished vs finished in the field."
2/20/17 Josh B. COLORADO
Purchased: 3300 SQFT 1x8 SHIPLAP WRC + 1700 SQFT 1x6 CUSTOM SHIPLAP SIDING, #2 CLR&BTR (BL Grade Equivalent NEAR CLEAR), KD, StainEXT, SMOOTH USE
1x8” DUTCH LAP INCENSE CEDAR SIDING STK PRE-STAINED
”From the initial inquiry (1.5 yrs ago) to now, installing the Dutch Lap Cedar Siding now, Buffalo Lumber exemplifies customer success in every way. I was skeptical of ordering an important part of our dream house via a company in TN as we are based in central CA. The sales professional was open about the process and the milling location and the 2800 sq ft was delivered perfectly. Will be providing pictures to them to use as appreciation as well as to help other customers visualize end results. I plan to order internal wood products now to complete our vision. Highly recommend this company and their services and products are stellar.”
12/9/16 Cynthia A. CALIFORNIA
Purchased: 2800 SQFT 1x8 DUTCH LAP INCENSE CEDAR STK SIDING (BL Grade Equivalent MILL SELECT), KD, STAINEXT, RESAWN, ROUGH FACE
1x4” REDWOOD NEAR CLEAR CUSTOM T&G PATTERN
”They run their business like clockwork. They do exactly what they say their gonna do and provide a high quality product.”
8/9/16 Tom A. CALIFORNIA
Purchased: 1100 SQFT 1x4 T&G V2E CUSTOM PATTERN 707R REDWOOD-SAP B SIDING (BL Grade Equivalent NEAR CLEAR), KD, RESAWN, ROUGH FACE
1x6" BEVEL CEDAR SIDING CLEAR FJ PRIME+PAINT
”Buffalo Lumber was focused on providing me the best possible customer experience from first contact through delivery of the final product with a very knowledgeable and helpful staff - even for us do-it-your-selfers. First contact with the Buffalo Lumber Specialist who answered all of my questions regarding siding choices, availability, time, cost, and delivery options, to Buffalo's Customer Relations Manager with information on wood products, its proper storage, use, grades, and installation - right down to the type of nails to use - and the Buffalo Order Manager, unbelievably, (what company does this these days?) who follows and updates the customer weekly on the lumber milling, painting, and delivery. I was never left in the dark. The product itself exceeded my expectations. I purchased nearly 2000 feet of cedar siding, primed and painted to my color specification. It arrived packaged exceptionally well with NO damage. Buffalo Lumber's website was packed with information on lumber choices, cost, and installation to read before placing that first call. Buffalo Lumber provided a quality solution for my home renovation with superior customer service.”
7/24/16 Susan B. PENNSYLVANIA
Purchased: 2000 SQFT 1x6 BEVEL THIN NO RABBET (1/2X THICK, 1 OVERLAP) CEDAR-WRC SIDING, AYE&BTR FJ (BL Grade Equivalent CLEAR FJ), KD, PrimePaint, S1S, Smooth Use. Primed + 1 Top Coat SW 2816 "Rookwood Dark Green"
1x6" TONGUE & GROOVE PINE PANELING UV STAIN
” We had an absolutely positive experience with Buffalo lumber. Ease in ordering, fair price, timely delivery by courteous drivers. Customer service was excellent , wood quality outstanding, clear installation instructions and the wood looks wonderful. I would highly recommend this company..”
4/27/2016 Bill & Kena Hirner K. MISSOURI
Purchased: 1500 SQFT 1x6 T&G PONDEROSA PINE STK PANELING (BL Grade Equivalent MILL SELECT), KD, UV STAIN “CEDAR” FINISH
1x8 CHANNEL LAP CEDAR SIDING FACTORY STAINED
”I have dealt with buffalo lumber a couple of times and the service and follow ups were great. I have referred them to other contractors and some lumber yards.”
2/8/16 Ted W. OHIO
Purchased: 2470 SQFT 1x8 CHANNEL LAP CEDAR-WRC SIDING STD&BTR (BL Grade Equivalent CUSTOMER SELECT), PAD, STAINEXT, RESAWN, ROUGH FACE
1x8 T&G “SHIPLAP LOOK” PINE PANELING PRIME+PAINT
”Buffalo Lumber was an amazing company to work with while we built our home. The tongue and groove planks are beautiful and the service was first rate! The quality of the wood was way beyond what we could have found locally and their pricing was competitive.”
2/3/16 Kelly Simmons. FLORIDA
Purchased: 6000 SQFT 1x8 T&G MICRO V-GROOVE SPF J-GRADE PANELING (BL Grade Equivalent NEAR CLEAR), KD, PRIMEPAINT FINISH
1x8 BEVEL, 1x8 DUTCH LAP, 1X6 T&G REDWOOD SIDING NEAR CLEAR
"My first dealings with Buffalo Lumber was about five years ago when we were building a new lake house.
My wife wanted Western Red Cedar for the interior and in searching the web I came across their website and saw some gorgeous homes built with redwood and decided I wanted one too! After getting some samples stained with different types of stain we settled on a bill of materials to cover the entire inside of a 2,800 square foot home with cedar and the outside 100% in redwood.
On a leap of faith I ordered an entire semi-truck load of lumber and had it delivered to my business for storage. The bundles were wrapped to protect from the elements and as we needed the wood we carried it out to the job site. Out of approximately 42,000 pounds of lumber we had about three boards that were damaged but still usable in pieces. I cannot say enough about the exceptional quality we received from Chris Buffalo.
My son has since bought from Buffalo Lumber with the same experience and I recently decided to replace a 20 year old deck at our main residence and ordered a load of 2" x 6" redwood mixed sap and heartwood with a clear sealer applied. My contractor was blown away by the quality of the wood. No damaged what so ever and the boards were straight as an arrow and laid down with no tugging or straightening.
I recommend Buffalo Lumber to anyone needing quality wood products."
2/7/16 James Stasny. TEXAS
Purchased: REDWOOD SIDING SAP B (BL Grade Equivalent NEAR CLEAR), KD, Smooth Use
1x6" TONGUE & GROOVE PINE PANELING UV STAIN
”I have only good things to say about my customer experience with Buffalo Lumber. I contacted them via internet looking for 1,250 SF clear, stained and finished car siding for the vaulted ceiling in my home. Chris contacted me directly, listened to understand my vision, and matched me up with solution to meet my expectations and budget. The quality of the product was phenomenal. What impressed me the most is the service - from the helpful instructions on proper handling, storage, and care to fastening recommendations. Both Chris and his team have since followed up with me on numerous occasions. Fair pricing, unmatched quality and service.”
10/14/15 Tim K. ILLINOIS
Purchased: 1500 SQFT 1x6 T&G PONDEROSA PINE D SELECT PANELING (BL Grade Equivalent NEAR CLEAR), KD, UV STAIN “WHITEWASH” FINISH