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.
Michael Ethridge, Project Manager
5901 PEACHTREE DUNWOODY ROAD, SUITE A-450, ATLANTA, GA 30328
Commercial shopping center 1x8 shiplap cedar siding + cedar beamsPRODUCT DETAIL :
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.
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