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Buffalo Lumber Company, Inc., Lumber - Retail, Woodbury, TN

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Cedar Decking

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western red cedar stk mill select factory pre-stained

Western Red Cedar Decking
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Your choice of Wood Decking for outdoor projects should be highly resistant to moisture and insects.

Red Cedar Decking has exceptional resistance to insects and decay, moderate strength, moderately soft, light in weight, completely non-resinous, and works easily. Red cedar is dimensionally stable with the lowest shrinkage of any North American Softwood species.

Western Red Cedar deck boards are free from pitch and resin which makes them excellent for staining. That plus its own natural preservative oils makes cedar the perfect wood decking choice. Our Select Tite Knott (STK MIll Select) Western Red Cedar Decking is a beautiful outdoor, wood decking for your home deck, veranda, gazebo, patio, pool or hot tub!

RC Cedar Decking - Mill Select - Factory PreFinished

Western Red Cedar Decking - Mill Select - Factory PreFinished

Cedar Deck Prices

Cedar Decking Priced by SQFT

Understanding our prices:

We price cedar decking by the square foot. Our Price is meant to include an idea of delivery if you order at least 1500 square feet. The finish price includes your cedar wood plus one coat factory finish. That means wood and finish for that price delivered.

If you know your square footage you can multiply it by the price below and have an idea what this product will cost you. If your square footage is below 1500sq expect to put some delivery on it.

Pricing below INCLUDES Delivery
if ordering at LEAST 1500 SQFT

5/4 x 6" Radius Edge MILL SELECT GREEN-PAD$6.24  $6.74  $7.19
2 x 6" Eased Edge MILL SELECT GREEN-PAD$8.61  $9.11  $9.56

Lengths: 6-20' Even Tally
Decking Coverage and PAD Partially Air-Dried Seasoning

$6.79/LFT UnFinished - $7.29/LFT PreStained


(Not available at all mill locations)

Buffalo Lumber offers a comprehensive system to do cedar wood siding the right way and it starts with factory finish.

The biggest and most frequent mistake we see people make is thinking they can just tack cedar siding up and stain the face to save money. This is the Worst Thing you can Possibly do with Wood Siding!

The problem is water. Water gets behind the wood and causes problems. By the time you realize there is a problem the cost to repair it is in the thousands or tens of thousands.

99% of all reported siding failures are installation related. That puts a pretty big onus on preparation. Doing the job exactly the right way is worth its weight in gold when you consider that anything that goes wrong costs multiple thousands of dollars to address.

8 hours a day, 5 days a week we get calls about wood siding and the number 1 reported reason we get called is the wood siding on the house now is failing because it was not sealed on the back.

The average cost for one of our customers to repair cedar siding is well over $5000. We have a $2500 order minimum + they have labor.

Life teaches 1 rule: It costs 10 TIMES MORE to fix something that goes wrong than it would to do the job the exact right way in the first place.

Why put your building and your wallet at risk?

Be Certain - factory finish!

Pricing based on 1500 SQFT order
Delivered FREE to most places in the USA!

WRC Cedar Decking - Clear Vertical Grain CVG

WRC Cedar Decking - Clear Vertical Grain CVG - Factory PreStained



Cedar Decking - PRE Stained and Ready to Install!

A FACTORY FINISH STAIN on your cedar deck boards ensures a lasting, higher quality job than traditional "on site" stain applications. Factory staining costs about half the amount of field staining. Pre-staining your cedar decking eliminates the problems of lap marks, shrinklines, streaking, color variation, and job site dirt pick-up.

All four sides of the cedar board, are completely sealed, ensuring total protection. Controlled temperature and humidity levels stabilize any moisture in the wood. The finished siding arrives at the job site totally protected from exposure to water and sunlight. Western Wood Products Association and the California Redwood Association recommend pre-finishing all wood decking including cedar!

Cedar is a durable wood, but leaving a cedar deck untreated is not recommended since finishing will greatly increase it's service life.

All pre-finished prices include one coat Stained Cabot's, Sherwin Williams or Olympic standard color lines.

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red cedar decking

Saving Money with Green and Partially Air Dried Wood Decking

When an order is received at the mill the wood "slats" are pulled and stickered to remove surface moisture and it becomes PAD (partially air dried). Partially means there will still be some residual moisture during the milling to pattern step.

The fact is that all wood no matter how it is dried (seasoned) will expand and contract during the year due to moisture changes in the air. The thing about PAD green woods is that they are prone to changes of greater degree than fully air dried or kiln dried lumber. Installation of Decking boards allows room for wood expansion and contraction - without compromising the overall appearance.

Get your cedar decking pre-finished. It gives added protection and makes the mill do some of the drying work for you. Before they stain the decking they stack it with sticks in between to allow airflow and dry any residual surface moisture. A 2nd benefit of factory pre-finish is that all sides of the board are coated.

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Cedar Decking Coverage

Nominal WidthActual WidthLFT factor
6"5 1/2"2.1
8"7 1/4"1.6

Cedar Decking is sold by the linear (or lineal) foot. Your quantity requirements are calculated by multiplying the square foot area by the actual dressed (not nominal) board width while allowing for proper spacing between boards using a 1/4" spacer strip (or a 16 penny nail as we did when I was growing up ;-)

For example: If you are building a 20 foot wide by 40 feet long outdoor deck with 2x6" cedar decking, you would need approximately 1680 linear feet for your deck:   20 by 40 = 800 sqft * 2.1 factor. Be sure to include in an extra 10% for trim.

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Help Us Answer Your Questions

Because we are committed to answering every request, our phones ring off the hook. In order to make sure you get the attention you deserve, we ask that you help us help you.

When you call our toll free line you will be asked a few questions to confirm if we can truly help with your project. If it looks like we can we will set up project consultation with a sales expert. This a 15 minute free consultation. If our products and services are a good project match, we will also give you a verbal "ball park" price and total cost estimate to help you plan your project costs.

BEFORE we can give you a Ball Park Price we will need to know the approximate square feet required and the ship to location (city, state, zip). This information is used to make sure everyone who makes an appointment receives the advice and customer service we have promised. Your information will not be shared or sold.

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Common Sense Decking Installation & Maintenance Tips

The fact is that all wood no matter how it is dried (seasoned) will expand and contract during the year due to moisture changes in the air.

Allow your wood to acclimate before installation. This is the most common installation mistake and the most costly. When the wood arrives it will begin to change sizes to adjust to its new climate. The worst thing you can do is install siding during this phase. This is true of ALL seasoning grades. Allow 1 - 2 weeks for your wood to acclimate. The last thing you want to do is install it DURING the change.

Ideally you would unband the wood and sticker it for proper air flow. But if you do not have that option then leave it banded for a longer period of time. Most wood expansion and contraction is across the width of the board. After this acclimation period size changes will be seasonal and minimal. This simple step is the single most important thing to remember when installing any wood product especially PAD or GREEN boards.

Avoid moving lumber when it is raining and it should always be covered with a lumber wrap that allows air to circulate moisture out. Always keep lumber on pilings so air can circulate under the pile. Never store lumber in a room with fresh concrete or drywall. Do not store the project's exterior wood anyplace where it might be artificially heated or cooled. It must adjust to the natural conditions where it will reside.

"A deck that dries after wetting will last longer than one that stays damp. Good maintenance practices for cedar decks include allowing proper water drainage; keeping the surface free of dirt, leaves, pine-needles and other debris; and moving planters, benches and other deck accessories from time to time to permit the deck beneath them to dry thoroughly.

It is a good practice, to clean your deck once a year, in the spring, to remove dirt, mildew and other forms of discoloration. Yearly cleaning will ensure that the deck looks nice as well as prolonging the life of the protective coating. Scrubbing your deck with warm soapy water will remove dirt, but diluted household (oxygen based) bleach will be required to remove mildew, as mentioned above.

Most coating companies also manufacture deck cleaning products to complement the deck finishes they manufacture. These products called cleaners, brighteners or restorers remove different forms of discoloration without stripping the finish from the Western Red Cedar. Most of these cleaners can remove dirt and discoloration caused by mildew and algae from the surface of cedar, but they vary in their ability to remove iron and tannin stains and weathered (grey) wood from the surface of the deck. Some of these deck cleaners may actually remove wood from the weathered cedar surface and therefore you should take care when using them. Power washers can seriously damage cedar deck surfaces. This type of cleaning is NOT recommended for cedar decks or any other cedar product.

As a rule of thumb - deck surfaces should be refinished when the Western Red Cedar starts to lose its color..." WRCLA Restoring and Maintaining Cedar Decking

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