PacWest offers a variety of lumber products for beams, fencing, decking and siding.
We offer Cedar from both Inland and Coastal regions. In addition, both Port Orford and Alaska Yellow Cedar are available on request.
By it’s very nature, the characteristics and inherent qualities of Cedar vary widely as a result of growing conditions and regions. We at PacWest feel very confident in being able to match your needs with the appropriate Cedar product that best suits your project.
Cedar items are available in the complete range of sizes, grades, and patterns. Contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss your specific requirements with you.
PacWest works very closely with several premium manufacturers of western red cedar timbers. These are primarily used for high grade exposed usage where the color and texture of fine grain cedar are important consideratons. Western Red Cedar timbers are available in virtually any size limited only by the availability of logs but normally are readily sourced in dimensions up to 24×24 and lengths up to 40 foot. Cedar timbers can be sawn as FOHC if required. Specified lengths are also available per your specific requirements.
The most common grade descriptions for Western Red Cedar timbers are:
Available in both Douglas Fir and Hem-Fir in all grades with the primary emphasis on Appearance Grade.
All material is thoroughly dried to 19% moisture content for added stability and resistance to checking and splitting. All grades of Kiln Dried 4×4 contain a “Heat-treated” stamp. We market this product on an exclusive basis with regional distributors in many but not all areas of the U.S. There are many advantages to using Kiln Dried 4×4.
We invite you to contact a PacWest Lumber trader in Lakewood, Washington at (253) 588-2132 or in Portland, Oregon at (503) 595-0166 for more information on any of our lumber and timber products.
Kiln Dried 4×4 is available in the following grades: Appearance Grade, Standard & Better, Utility & Economy
Kiln Dried to 19% Doug Fir
STANDARD & BETTER PER WWPA RULES
Additional Requirements: Pencil Wane only (eased edge), Light to No Skips (10% of pieces, 10% of length), Minimum Seasoning Checks, Occasional 1″ knot Holes (10% of pieces), Maximum 4″ Bark Seams, 10-15% D & Btr. included, 90% FOHC
Lengths: 8′-20′ Trimmed to customer specifications; Demand is primarily for 8′, 10′, & 12′ lengths
Packaging: 91 pcs., pulled to length and paper wrapped
Kiln Dried Product: Yardability, less cracking and twisting, lack of sap stain, reduced shipping costs, superior point of purchase appeal.
Inventory Turns: Design only the tallies you need (8′ – 20′), kiln dried products yields less fall down, limited distribution means less competition, more profit and faster inventory turns.
Products Usage: Designed for the home center trade as well as the furniture and treated markets.
* Kiln Dried for Stability
* “Heat Treated” stamp for government projects
* Allows skip and wane per grade specifications
* Kiln Dried for stability, not just heat treated
* “Heat Treated” stamped to meet all packaging needs.
* Suitable for dunnage applications or remanufacture
* “Heat Treated” stamped
Throughout the log home industry, more and more builders are demanding lathe turned logs as a reliable, standardized component for log home construction. Pacific Western’s lathe turned log capability has enabled us to meet these needs by providing high quality lathe turned logs available in diameters up to 18″ in lengths to 40′.
Cut primarily from dead standing timber, these lathe turned logs are stable and resistant to twisting and excessive checking because of their relatively low moisture content.
Lathe turned logs are available as full round or can be routed to a Swedish Cope at no additional charge in most cases. Lathe turned logs can also be hand-adzed on request for an appealing rustic look. All lathe turned logs are packaged for forklift unloading.
At Pacific Western Lumber all of our raw material for milled D-logs is derived from “winter cut” Engelmann Spruce and Lodgepole Pine. They are stickered horizontally and vertically, paper-capped, and air dried for a minimum of 120 days. This allows us to gently reduce the moisture content to approximately 19%.
After proper seasoning, the cants are run through a sixteen knife planer to our standard double tongue & groove milled D-log pattern. Our 6×8 and 8×8 D-log’s have a 7 1/4′ stack height with a drip edge.
In addition to our standard milled D-log, we can also run round/round, flat/flat, and Appalachian style patterns.