Square Edge Cedar Features
- Variety of sizes of PSE stocked
- Longer service life than most timber
- High in tannins, naturally rot resistant
- Colour ranges fade to attractive greys
- Can be treated/stained to maintain colours
- Lightweight timber, ideal for cladding
Stainless steel, copper or bronze fixings
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Cedar PSE Carcassing
Several section sizes of cedar PSE are kept in stock, ex.22mm x 75mm and ex.25mm x 100mm are popular for many uses including corner cover strips on cedar clad buildings. Western red cedar in ex-22mm is also kept in ex-150mm & x 200mm widths so the customer can machine the boards to their own sizes for applications including window reveals, door trims and fascias. Other machined widths are available to special order.
Western Red Cedar Grades
Southern Timber supplies cedar cladding and timbers machined from grade No. 2 Clear & Better Western Red Cedar with 15-20% No.4’s. The No.2 grade means that only minor imperfections are allowed, allowing 15% of grade 4’s keeps the cost down and adds a little more character to the product. Cedar boards are popular for their stability, they are sap and resin free with a high tannin content making them naturally insect & rot resistant.
PSE cedar timber dimensions
We keep six sizes of planed square edge cedar in stock, others are available to order. Cedar board lengths are mixed, usually in the range of 2.44m to 3.97m (8' to 13'). Normally kept in stock are the following timber sizes
ex.22mm x 75mm PSE Western Red Cedar, finish approx. 17mm x 70mm
ex.22mm x 100mm PSE Western Red Cedar, finish approx. 17mm x 95mm
ex.22mm x 150mm PSE Western Red Cedar, finish approx. 17mm x 145mm
ex.22mm x 200mm PSE Western Red Cedar, finish approx. 17mm x 195mm
ex.50mm x 75mm PSE Western Red Cedar, finish approx. 45mm x 70mm
ex.50mm x 100mm PSE Western Red Cedar, finish approx. 45mm x 95mm
Cedar timber fixings
Cedar timber boards should be fixed with stainless steel or bronze alloy fixings because the natural tannins in the board will corrode iron, galvanised and aluminium fixings. A range of stainless steel products - annular and lost head nails, panel pins and Reisser stainless steel screws are also stocked. Paslode stainless nails are available to order.
Cedar timber profiles stocked in Devon
In addition to our PSE cedar we also keep Western Red Cedar Grade 1 Perfection shingles and ridges, Shiplap, Shadowgap, Parallel Chamfered plus planed rebated and sawn featheredge which are both machined and brought in to specific orders.