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Home Owner: Brian in Missouri was our 1st U-Grade cedar log siding customer. Our DISCOUNT log siding is for the rustic customer looking for the cheapest way to cover their home or cabin with cedar log siding and still have something very nice to show for their money and effort. ...
Home Owners: Krystal and Chad of Upper State New York. One day while driving through their neighborhood they saw one of our customers who had purchased "Hewn Log Siding" which is a textured look designed to look more like real logs. The minute they saw it they KNEW ...
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Hello Rob, Sheila, and Debbie,
I want to offer a gracious thank you for all of the professional, knowledgeable, and helpful care I received from Buffalo Lumber!
From my first communications and conversations with Rob, to all of updates and "chaos control" I received from your team, I now know Buffalo Lumber was the right team to choose for my project. The cedar T&G is beautiful and there was very little waste. I was incredibly nervous about how long the job would take knowing what wood tends to do when being stored, however, the job is complete and the cedar fared very well. Hopefully it will be this beautiful for years to come!
I just completed an order with Buffalo Lumber and the results were exactly as they said it would be. The staff is very professional in their communications with you and a pleasure to do business with. Their follow up keeping you informed every step of the way is a joy in the business world.
I would definitely do business with Buffalo Lumber again.
We hope you’re enjoying the summer, and having time to spend with your family doing fun things. Our summer, so far, has been really hot and humid, making working on outdoor projects and climbing up and down on scaffolding to replace the gable wall a bit of an adventure. We actually got the scaffolding erected on June 10th and started pulling off the old Masonite siding on the following day.
We decided to use a 3/8” sheathing over the studs, and used sheets of 5-ply Baltic birch. We screwed those to the structural studs, plates and blocking to really solidify the wall. This sheathing also worked great with the face nailed Maze stainless ring-shanked nails as they really hold tight to the sheathing. Over the sheathing, we installed Benjamin Obdyke Slicker HP rain screen and insect screen, prior to installing the cedar T&G boards.
I got to use my new miter saw to cut all the boards, and primed and painted the cut ends before they were installed. I also re-primed the back sides of all the boards to get a uniform coating on them. The saw (a Festool Kapex) has detents for miter cuts at 22.5° (matching the roof pitch), so we made pretty fast progress. When the carpenter wasn’t here, I worked on spackling, sanding, priming and painting any minor surface defects on the boards and priming and painting the cut ends while on the ground (actually, in the basement where it was much cooler to work).
We had some challenges working around the 8 purlins, but our carpenter (an old-school guy) managed to make the necessary cuts and adjustments around them. I had to create some removeable-for-cleaning screens for the 6 attic fan vent openings to keep out birds, bats and stink bugs, and made those from PVC trim and welded stainless ¼” steel mesh. After all the cedar T&G boards were face nailed in place, we installed trim boards the carpenter created on his table saw from a couple of the mildly bowed cedar boards.
All that was followed up with some scraping and sanding of the existing fascia and frieze boards (which are old growth redwood), and the soffit paneling. I primed and painted those, and then did some final edge caulking, and applied 2 coats of Benjamin Moore’s Aura white topcoat to everything. The scaffolding came down last Monday, July 8th. I’m sure the neighbors were as tired of looking at it as we were, and I was pretty tired of climbing up and down on it every day, although it contributed to losing nearly 10lbs in the past month! I will need to get my tall ladder out one more time as I can see some light tannin bleed through on about 5 of the boards on the lower section, despite the mill’s oil primer and 1 topcoat of paint, followed by the 2 more topcoats I had added. I’ll wait until the paint has had time to fully cure for at least another week or two (or three) before doing that extra final coat. We’re looking forward to getting the house painted sometime this summer, and as you can see from the 2nd to last picture, the cedar shakes have some darkening from mildew that needs to be cleaned off first. It’s going to look terrific when all of the painting is completed.
I’m glad we had the extra cedar boards as there was a considerable amount of picking through the boards and cutting out the unusable pieces/sections to ensure the new gable looks perfect. We probably have enough left over to piece together a replacement for the old front porch ceiling, which is approximately 7’x9’, and currently covered with the same grooved Masonite siding that the gable wall had. I sanded, scraped and painted the porch ceiling several years ago and it already has some alligatoring and small blisters showing. So it looks like that’ll be the next project to do. There won’t be enough wood left after that to do anything else (except maybe a small birdhouse)!
I’m attaching some pictures showing the various stages or working through the installation. The grey-bearded guy in the one pic is our carpenter in case you wondered. Hard to believe that we started planning this project in earnest back in late December (although I suspect that Nancy starting planning it earlier than that!), and that it is finally finished. We really appreciate the help and advice you gave us along the way and thank you for sticking with us through some of the difficult times. Have a great week and enjoy the rest of your summer!
Jason was extremely helpful and patient as we tried to figure out the best cedar solution. He even arranged a tour of the mill for me. I would highly recommend Buffalo Lumber.
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.
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!
In 2016, I ordered quite a lot of Dutch lap cedar to finish off the exterior upper level of a custom barn-house as well as inside the aisle-way and a washrack room for horses. I worked with a fantastic team from Buffalo Lumber to help me match the color of some old Alaskan cedar rough cut boards that are on the first story of the bard (board and batton style).
After finally finishing the upper half (living space) with the Dutch lap cedar from Buffalo in 2017, we came up short (my fault!) in having enough for the aisleway in the barn. Thus, we will be ordering more in the next couple of months. The attention to detail in helping me select the right combination, to the shipping and packaging, makes me believe again that people do take pride in their work.
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.
Thank you to the Buffalo lumber team.
Highly recommend this company and their services and products are stellar!
"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 Buffalow 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 !!"
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.
Excellent on helping us decide on materials needed,stain,handling Western Red Cedar, what 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.
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.
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.
"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."
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National Shipping and Delivery
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.
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Delivery to and around the following US Cities and Zips:
|White Riv Jct||VT||05001|
|Shelter Is Ht||NY||11965|
|Buck Hill Falls||PA||18323|
|Cobbs Lake Preserve||PA||18436|
|Tunkhannock (Lake Carey)||PA||18657|
|Fort Walton Beach||FL||32548|
|Ft. Lauderdale FL||FL||33312|
|College Dale- Ooltewah||TN||37363|
|St. Louis Park||MN||55416|
|Salt Lake City||UT||84108|
|Las Vegas, Spring Valley||NV||89118|
|Los Angeles, Dockweiler||CA||90007|
|Big Bear Lake||CA||92315|
|Los Altos Hills||CA||94024|
|S Lake Tahoe||CA||96150|
|Port Robinson, Thorold||ON||L0S 1K0|
|Ridgeway (Fort Erie)||ON||L0S 1N0|
Read our handy list of abbreivations for our patterns
|BEV||SDG Beveled siding|
|CB1S||Center bead one side|
|CB2S||Center bead two sides|
|CG2E||Center groove two edges|
|CV1S||Center vee one side|
|CV2S||Center vee two sides|
|D2S||Dressed two sides|
|D4S||Dressed four sides|
|DB||CLG Double-beaded ceiling|
|DB||PART Double-beaded partition|
|DBL||T&G Double tongued & grooved|
|D&CM||Dressed & center matched|
|D||S/L Double shiplap|
|DVJM||Double vee-jointed matching|
|D&M||Dressed and matched|
|EB1S||Edge bead one side|
|EB2S||Edge bead two sides|
|E&CB2S||Edge & center bead two sides|
|EV1S||Edge vee one side|
|EV2S||Edge vee two sides|
|E&CV1S||Edge & center vee one side|
|E&CV2S||Edge & center vee two sides|
|EG||Edge (vertical) grain|
|FG||Flat (slash) grain|
|F&G||Feathered & grooved|
|G1E||Grooved one edge|
|N1E||Nosed one edge|
|N2E||Nosed two edges|
|P1E||Planed one edge|
|P2E||Planed two edges|
|P1S||Planed one side|
|P2S||Planed two sides|
|P4S||Planed four sides|
|P1S1E||Planed one side one edge|
|P2S1E||Planed two sides one edge|
|P1S2E||Planed one side two edges|
|PAR||Planed all 'round|
|PPE||Planed plain edge|
|PSE||Planed square edge|
|PSJ||Planed and square jointed|
|PTG||Planed tongued and grooved|
|R&B||Rabbet & bead|
|Rabbeted||Bevel siding with rabbet (notched cut) on bottom edge|
|SB1S||Single bead one side|
|SG||Slash (flat) grain|
|S/L,||or SL Shiplap|
|S&E||Side & edge (surfaced on)|
|S1E||Surfaced one edge|
|S2E||Surfaced two edges|
|S1S||Surfaced one side|
|S2S||Surfaced two sides|
|S4S||Surfaced four sides|
|S1S&CM||Surfaced one side & center matched|
|S2S&CM||Surfaced two sides & center matched|
|S4S&CS||Surfaced four sides & caulking seam|
|S1S1E||Surfaced one side one edge|
|S1S2E||Surfaced one side two edges|
|S2S1E||Surfaced two sides one edge|
|S4SEE||Surfaced four sides eased edges|
|T&G||Tongued and grooved|
|TG&B||Tongued, grooved, and beaded|
|TG&V||Tongued, grooved, and vee-jointed|
|T1E||Tongued one edge|
|V2E||Beveled V on two Edges|
|V4E||Beveled V on four Edges|