BUFFALO LUMBER

Finding the Right wood is a love affair... Getting the Wrong wood is a nightmare!
 
It's not just how great it will Look,
It's making sure the Wood Species, Grade, Size, Pattern and Finish match your taste and budget

 
You will Look at it every Day
Regret or Rejoice - it's your Choice



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

A+  BBB Rating


Log Siding

Western Red Cedar Log Cabin Siding pre-stained SMOOTH Western Red Cedar Log Siding - PreStained
HEWN pine log siding HEWN Pine Log Siding - 2 Coat Factory Finish

Log Siding Prices

Full log look for Quarter log price!


 

Quarter Log Cabin Siding is the perfect fit for your cabin or country home. 2x8" Quarter Log siding allows you to integrate the rustic charm of a log home with conventional frame construction. It looks exactly like log but requires 75% less wood. Our Log Siding is customer milled and finished to your project specifications. Our log cabin siding is quoted and delivered mill direct to your door!

Factory Stained Log Siding
Protect your investment and do the job RIGHT!

The value of factory finished log siding vs. the risk and cost of problems in the field after installation. The worst thing you can possibly do is to slap your log siding up and then just stain the face after installation. This is an invitation to water and rot problems down the road even with cedar.
 
The risk is not worth the savings! ROT IS INSIDIOUS. If water gets behind your log siding and causes rot the problems can be epic. It can go both ways rotting your house wrap and getting into the studs behind the walls causing entire wall sections that need to be cut out and replaced. All of this occurs out of sight- you will have no way of knowing there is a rot problem until it is too late. Everyone who has ever called us with problems in the field has realized that their wood was not properly sealed on the backside.
 
The answer is to seal your log siding on all 6 sides prior to installation (front, back, side, side, end, end). This is where the real value of the FACTORY FINISH PROCESS comes in. Our machines can seal the face, back and side edges leaving only the butt ends to the installer on the jobsite for a fully sealed board.

2x8" QTR Log Siding

Rustic Log Cabin Siding- Delivered Mill Direct To You!

Here's your opportunity to create an Authentic Log Cabin Look at a fraction of the price of actual log homes. The economy has forced many would be log home lovers to contemplate other means of achieving their dreams on a budget they can afford. with Custom corners, trim, railings and paneling create the “feel” of traditional log homes inside and out.

2x8 Cedar Log Siding - STK Grade 2x8" Cedar Log Siding - STK Grade
2x8 Cedar Log Siding - interior cedar paneling STK 2x8" Cedar Log Siding as interior paneling

Cedar Log Siding Prices


QTR Log Siding is milled from 2x8" cedar board stock into a log pattern. The lap pattern ensure tight insulation against weather and eliminates the need for chinking (sealant) between the logs. Our cedar log siding can be milled to show a "reveal" between the rounds when installed. Applying chinking to the "Log Siding with Reveal" (with chink) pattern achieves that truly rustic log cabin look.


2x8" CEDAR QTR Log Siding
Priced by SQFT

2 x 8" PATTERN CHOICE GRADE DRIED 1500 SQFT +FINISH +ECO-STAIN
WRCLOG NO REVEAL (chinkless) U-GradePAD$3.99  $4.49  $4.64
WRCLOG with REVEAL U-GradePAD$3.99  $4.49  $4.64
WRCLOG NO REVEAL (chinkless) MILL SELECTPAD$5.79  $6.29  $6.44
WRCLOG with REVEAL MILL SELECTPAD$5.79  $6.29  $6.44

1500 SQFT MINIMUM * Check your SQFT to LFT coverage


 

4 Side Factory Finish - add 50¢ per SQFT

For ECO-FRIENDLY OIL BASED STAIN - add 65¢ per SQFT
(not available at all mill locations)


SQFT AREAFINISH COST ECO-STAIN COST
1000$500 $650
1500$750 $975
2000$1000 $1300

4 Side Factory Finish Primed or Stained One Coat
Cabot's, Sherwin Williams, Olympic standard color lines


FACTORY FINISH = PEACE OF MIND
How Much is Your Peace of Mind Worth?


FACT - The first thing the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association will tell you is that cedar siding needs to be sealed on all six sides prior to installation and then re coated as needed on the face for the lifetime of the wood. WRCLA How to Install Western Red Cedar Siding
 
To get a realistic Cost Comparison of finishing in the field verses finishing in a factory we interviewed the owner of a professional finishing company.


FREE or VERY REDUCED Delivery
to most places in the USA!



 


Cedar Log Siding Grades and Seasoning


MILL SELECT : STK (Select Tight Knot) cedar log siding has been visually inspected at the mill for an appearance grade that allows proportional distribution of knots, burls and naturally occurring markings which add to the decorative character of the piece. Sound, live, small to medium tight knots (approx size of a quarter) permitted every 6 - 8 inches. MILL SELECT is usually SEASONED - KILN Dried (KD) or AIR Dried (AD) - to 14% moisture content.
 
SEASONING referes to how lumber has been dried to reduce moisture content before it is milled to pattern. Some grades of cedar are milled green (unseasoned), some are air-dried or kiln-dried to meet specifications when required. Kiln drying speeds up wood seasoning in closed chambers by heating and controlling air circulation. Kiln Dried log siding has 14% maximum moisture content.

western red cedar log siding prefinished

MILL SELECT WRC Log Siding NO REVEAL "Redwood" stain

Western Red Cedar Log Siding

MILL SELECT WRC Log Siding with REVEAL "Cedar" stain


Partially Air Dried (PAD) means the siding has been air dried on stickers for a short period after being milled. PAD cedar is still considered green and moisture content is 20% or higher.
 
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. This means you must use patterns like shiplap, channel rustic or QTR Log Siding that allow more room for wood expansion and contraction in their design - patterns that allow movement without compromising the overall appearance.
 
During the milling of green logs there will be some blown knots but our mills are saying less than 10% board loss. Milled Green PAD (partially air dried) is a cedar grade that is designed to ease the high cost of cedar. Get out your saw and cut around that knot hole and save a buck or two. If you can afford a flaw or two to save a buck or two this is the grade for you.


Western Red Cedar Log Cabin Siding PAD 2x8" Red Cedar Log Siding - UGrade PAD
Western Red Cedar Log Cabin Siding PAD 2x8"Red Cedar Log Siding - #3 UGrade Pre-finsihed

Buffalo Lumber U-Grade: Buffalo Lumber's Ugrade means YOU - not the mill - visually selects out flaws. The cedar quarter log is milled from a lower grade lumber which will have more wood flaws and mill defects when it is run to pattern. You will see holes up to the size of a dollar piece. There will be holes allowed in every board. There will be some splitting. But most with saw work can be used for trim. U grade is usually priced at 50% of the market. We say to factor at least 20% safety margin on a U grade project. Net savings 30% over retail market prices.
 
Layman terms - if we were talking about a 2x8 U grade would allow a knot every 4 inches- some larger than a silver dollar. It will allow some peck and rot and a few other things. Every board will need to be trimmed.
 
If you are a customer who "loves" to work with wood you can get up to 95% use from this stuff (I know we did- just not always the intended use if you know what I mean). U grade is for rustic wood lovers who want to work around flaws (and include some) to save money on natural wood appearance products. Not for the timid. Warm up your saw arm. The possible job site waste on the Ugrade should be factored higher at 30% or more and then the goal is to use it all.
 
Read the story of how our customer in Missouri SAVED OVER $15,000 on his U-GRADE QTR LOG Cedar Order! And a few tips on how he used every bit of his Discount Cedar Log Siding!


2x8 Cedar Log Siding Home
U-GRADE 2x8 QTR Log Siding - BEST Price Deal for Your Money !


A more detailed write-up of Cedar Grades and Seasoning can be found on our Western Red Cedar Siding page STK, STD&BTR NPS Cedar Grades and KD and Partially Air Dried (PAD) Cedar.
 
Have you considered Cedar DUTCH LAP Siding as an alternative to Log Siding? Dutch Lap siding (also called Cove Lap and German Lap) is a 1x Cedar siding pattern with a rustic look - similar to 2x cedar log siding - for a better price !

Red Cedar T&G paneling

Red Cedar Log Siding - As interior paneling

STK Mill Select Red Cedar Siding

STK Mill Select Red Cedar Siding



In the Field or In the Factory?

The VALUE of Factory Finish

The first thing that wood experts like the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association will tell you is that all wood siding - even cedar log siding - needs to be sealed on all six sides prior to installation and then re coated as needed on the face for the lifetime of the wood.
 
FINISH SIDING PRIOR TO INSTALLATION
"Before installation (job site), applying a finish to all surfaces (including ends) is recommended. Factory applied finishes are best. They ensure the best performance of the finish. The type of coating will be determined by final finish and look selected. The finish protects the wood from moisture absorption and UV degradation, helps prevent staining caused by mildew and extractives and will increase the service life of top coats." from WRCLA How to Install Western Red Cedar Siding
 
We interviewed Brandon Stendal- owner of Stone Valley Painting, LLC. and a customer of ours and asked-
 
"What is the value of factory finish?"

"Usually we are only finishing the face of the building. For us- a commercial painter- to prime coat 6 sides in the field takes about twice as long as coating the face alone after installation. We charge $50hour commercially so the price immediately doubles.
 
We primed all 4 sides of about 833 sqft of your wood siding and it took 2 guys about 8 hours to do this job. It took 5 gallons of primer to coat it (between $25 and $30 per gallon) and we had to rack it at our own warehouse and then transport to the jobsite.
 
I would actually prefer my customers to get a factory finished primer coat and then have me do the final coat in the field- that is the best wood siding performance option.
 
That may not sound like it is good for business but long term, happy customers are my business!"

We agree completely.

Factory Pre-Finish Process


Factory finishing coats 4 of six sides - You get the face, the back and both side edges, the butt ends need to be sealed when installed on the jobsite. If you are going to do the job right- you can't do it better (or cheaper) than the machines.
 
If you are planning to stain instead of paint- the number of gallons needed per square foot virtually doubles. You do not have to apply a final coat to the face after installation but you had better have a large, well ventilated area with racks for the wood siding to dry - usually 3-7 days depending on humidity and finish choice.
 
The fact is that sealing the wood on all six sides prior to installation is the single most important thing you can do to ensure the long term performance of your wood siding- factory finishing saves the headache factor (literally) and is the first step to doing the job right.
 
The truth may not be what you "want" to hear- But remember if it's worthwhile to do-
 
     It costs 3 times as much and takes 3 times as long as you originally thought it would.
 
     It costs 10 times as much to fix a screw up as to do things right in the first place.

The Question Is - Can You afford Not to Factory Finish?



Pine Log Cabin Siding

Pine log sided cabin in TN Pine log cabin siding prestained - NO Reveal
Hem Fir Log Siding with Reveal - factory stained 2x8" Hem Fir Log Siding with Reveal - factory stained
HEWN pine log siding no reveal factory stained 2x8" HEWN Pine Log Siding NO Reveal - factory stained
smooth pine log siding no reveal factory stained 2x8" Smooth Pine Log Siding NO Reveal - PRE stained

Log siding is a great way to achieve the look of harmony with nature you want and save thousands of dollars in the process. Log siding on a stick built (traditional framing) home will cost you 30 to 50% less than actual log construction.
 
We have had many customers opt for stick built structures and use pine log siding and pine paneling to achieve the rustic look and save some dough. One guy even used metal framing and saved a bunch. He has 7,412 SQFT Heated + 4592 SQFT Covered Porch = 12,004 SQFT under roof. He did the whole building for a total cost of $267,744. His story is here Home Owner - PINE LOG SIDING
 
Log siding offers many other advantages over real log besides just price. Ease of installation is one. Many of our Log customers install the siding themselves saving the cost of custom professional installation. As I tell all my DIY customers “if you do this for a couple hours you will be an expert”.
 
The ability to pre-finish the log siding is another huge advantage. All wood needs to be protected from the elements in order to perform and continue to look beautiful. The nice thing about log siding is that we can factory finish it before you get it. This saves even more time and money on jobsite especially for the Do it yourself owner.

Pine Log Siding Prices


QTR Log Siding is milled from 2x8" ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine or Hem-Fir board stock into a log pattern. The lap pattern ensure tight insulation against weather and eliminates the need for chinking (sealant) between the logs. Our log siding can be milled to show a "reveal" between the rounds when installed. Applying chinking to the "Log Siding with Reveal" (with chink) pattern achieves that truly rustic log cabin look.


2x8" QTR Log Siding
Priced by SQFT


SMOOTH SURFACE - Round Profile SQFT +FINISH +ECO-STAIN
2x8" QUARTER LOG - NO REVEAL (chinkless)1500 $4.89  $5.14
2x8" QUARTER LOG - with 3/4" REVEAL 1500 $4.89  $5.14

SPECS: MILL SELECT #2 GRADE KILN DRIED
SPECIES: PONDEROSA PINE, LODGEPOLE PINE, HEM-FIR
PATTTERN: LOG-TO-LOG (chinkless) or LOG with REVEAL
1500 SQFT MINIMUM * Check your SQFT to LFT coverage


FACTORY FINISH = PEACE OF MIND
How Much is Your Peace of Mind Worth?


With a Factory Finish All FOUR sides of the board are completely sealed, ensuring total moisture protection (the ends must be sealed during installation). The finished log siding arrives at your job site totally protected from exposure to water and sunlight. Treated right this exterior QTR LOG pine siding will last outdoors almost as well as cedar. The log siding board over lap pattern ensures tight insulation against weather and eliminates the need for chinking between logs. Our Quarter Log Siding is milled from KILN-DRIED Ponderosa Pine, Lodgepole Pine or Hem Fir logs.


4 Side Factory Finish Primed or Stained One Coat
Cabot's, Sherwin Williams, Olympic standard color lines
ECO-FRIENDLY OIL BASED STAIN available select mills only


A LOG CABIN look for a LOG SIDING price you can afford!

FREE or VERY REDUCED Delivery
to most places in the USA!



 
2x8 HEM-FIR Log Siding - STK Grade 2x8" HEM-FIR Log Cabin Siding - STK Grade
2x6 Flat window trim on log siding example 2x6" Flat window trim on log siding


HEWN Log Cabin Siding

2x8 Pine Log HEWN Siding - pattern HEWN Pine Log Siding 2x8" Factory Finished
HEWN pine log siding no reveal factory stained HEWN Full Round Dove Tail Corner Log Siding System

HEWN LOG CABIN SIDING

A SCRIBED Log Cabin look for
A HEWN Log Siding price you can afford!


Why Custom Hewn Log SIDING over FULL log? That's easy- it makes DOLLARS and SENSE! Custom milled HEWN log gives that distinct Hand-Scribed Log look and more importantly the log FEELING many log home lovers are looking for. In today's economy people are FORCED to look for ways to achieve their dreams on an ever tightening budget.
 
Hewn Log Siding on a stick built house will cost about ½ what a traditional log home would cost (even less if you are creative) but you can LOVE IT! LIVE in IT! and ACHIEVE your dream look on ½ the budget with Hewn Log Siding.


Priced by SQFT

HEWN Log Siding - ROUND Profile

HEWN SURFACE SQFT 2 COAT
FINISH
2x8" QTR HEWN LOG - ROUND Profile 1500 $5.59
3x10" QTR HEWN LOG - ROUND Profile 1500 $8.49

SPECIES: LODGEPOLE PINE
SPECS: MILL SELECT #2 GRADE KILN DRIED
PATTTERN: LOG-TO-LOG (chinkless) or LOG with REVEAL
1500 SQFT MINIMUM * Check your SQFT to LFT coverage


 

PEACE OF MIND - 2 COAT FINISH
How Much is Your Peace of Mind Worth?


When the best finisher on the planet says that HEWN LOG SIDING needs two coats because of its uneven texture WE LISTEN!
 
Our Hewn Pine Log Siding is a fantastic way to achieve the dream log home look but log siding needs to be protected from the elements in order to perform and be beautiful for years to come. If you are going to invest in your hewn log siding you need to invest in PROTECTING it.
 
We use a TWO coat Acrylic Water Based finish to achieve maximum protection, longevity and customer happiness on all of our Hewn Log Products. The risk of improper finishing causing problems in the field is so great we only offer HEWN Pine or SPF log siding with a 2 coat finish.


FREE or VERY REDUCED Delivery
to most places in the USA!



 
2x8 Pine Log HEWN Siding - pattern 2x8" Pine Log HEWN Siding - ROUND Profile pattern
2x8 Pine Log HEWN Siding - pattern 3x10" Pine Log HEWN Siding - ROUND Profile pattern

2x8 and 3x10 log pattern comparison
3x10" and 2x8" HEWN LOG Siding ROUND - Profile pattern - side by side


 

HEWN Log Siding Price
SQUARE Profile


HEWN SURFACE SQFT 2 COAT
FINISH
2x10" QTR HEWN LOG - SQUARE Profile 1500 $5.79
2x12" QTR HEWN LOG - SQUARE Profile 1500 $6.09

SPECS: MILL SELECT #2 GRADE KILN DRIED, 6-16' RL
PATTTERN: SQUARE LOG with 1/2" Beveled Channel REVEAL
SPECIES: SPF - Englemann Spruce, Lodgepole Pine, Hem-Fir


 

We use a TWO coat Acrylic Water Based finish to achieve maximum protection, longevity and customer happiness on all of our Hewn Log Products. The risk of improper finishing causing problems in the field is so great we only offer HEWN Pine or SPF log siding with a 2 coat finish.



 

 

HEWN LOG Siding - SQUARE Profile
2x10" or 2x12" HEWN LOG Siding - SQUARE Profile


 

HEWN Log Siding - customer log home
HEWN Log Siding - customer home Upper NY - Factory PRE finished

 

FACTORY FINISH = PEACE OF MIND

HEWN Log Siding PRE Finished and Ready to Install!

Recently we had a customer who ordered some Hewn Pine Log Siding from us finished at the factory. Those of you who are familiar with our "peace of mind pine" interior products know that the peace of mind comes from the dedication of the finisher himself, Rick Wood of Woodco Prefinishing.
 
Rick is quite simply the best finisher on the planet in our opinion. All he does is finish wood and nothing goes out of that shop without his stamp of approval. Rick is the only finisher we use that has a 100% happy customer record.
 
When we sent our hewn log to Rick for this customer we ordered a 1 coat exterior application of Cabot's Translucent Acrylic to be applied prior to shipping. Rick was not happy with the 1 coat result so he added an extra coat (free of charge) on that one order. The result is a beautiful product that will be protected for years to come.
 
He then called us to explain that hewn log because of the uneven surface should always have 2 coats applied in order to look right and perform the way it should. He did the extra coat free of charge on the first job but would have to charge on all subsequent jobs.


HEWN Log Siding - surface finish


You see long term beauty and performance is an investment of time and money and we are firm believers in investing into peace of mind up front rather than investing in Murphy's Law later on.
 
Allow me to explain. We get customers all the time who say "we can get that down the road for ½ the price of what you are charging for finished hewn pine". What they are not factoring is the COST and TIME of finishing the job in the field or more aptly put - the cost of field finishing your log siding THE RIGHT WAY!
 
The RIGHT WAY is to apply finish to all 6 sides of the wood prior to installation in order to protect it from moisture damage. As you can imagine applying stain to 6 sides of a stick of wood in the field is a time consuming (and money consuming) process. It is usually done by the installers (who are not trained finishers) and it is a big job.
 
Imagine you are an installer at a job site with 2000sq feet of hewn log siding that has not been finished and you have to finish all 6 sides before installation.
 
Rough estimates of 2x8 or 3x8 log siding require about 3600 lineal feet to cover 2000 square feet of space. To put this into perspective in order to stain both sides you are going to be finishing 1.4 miles of wood. You will need a place to store 1.4 miles of wood and you will need to dry 1.4 miles of wood without dirt or bugs or anything getting into the finish during this process.
 
Chances are you are not going to have the proper equipment (or space) to do the job right and if you try the expenses are going to mount up. So you have a meeting with the homeowner and decide the best way to handle this is to install the wood with no finish and then finish the face after installation in order to save money.
 
Many homeowners feel that risk is worth the savings however we disagree. The risk is that water will get trapped behind the wood at some point during the home's lifespan. When this happens the pine WILL ROT. There are no exceptions to this rule- if water stands on pine it will rot. The reason every piece of literature on the subject says to finish all six sides prior to installation is that pine is extremely susceptible to rot.
 
If rot begins to occur on the back side of your siding you will have no way of knowing until it is too late. Too late being when the rot shows up on the face of the wood. Rot is contagious- if it shows up on the face of the wood chances are it has gone the other way as well.

UV damage to siding is a result of Finish erosion UV damage to siding result of water eroding the finish
Rot on back of siding caused by water & moisture Rot on back of siding caused by moisture buildup

 

We have documented cases of pine siding that has begun to rot and has taken out the walls behind it as well as the siding in front. In those cases the entire wall has to be replaced not just the siding itself. The cost of fixing such problems in the field run into the tens of thousands of dollars.
 
Some of you will be thinking "well that is a worst case scenario" and you would be right however think about it for a minute. In your lifetime how many people have actually taken the time to do a job exactly right? If you have the same experience as we do you will realize that most people (including installers) take shortcuts. Shortcuts cause worst case scenarios to occur.
 
Sitting in my chair I have spoken to people directly who have had improper installation techniques cost 10 times more to fix than if they had used proper methods in the first place. The number one cause of problems in the field? Water damage- the number one cause of water damage in the field? Improper field finishing and installation.
 
If you think I am trying to scare the living daylights out of you, you are exactly right. I am trying to scare you into making sure things are done exactly right.
 
Back to Rick. Rick Wood has been finishing wood products for many years and he knows how to do the job right. He has machines and racks set up to dry miles and miles of wood and he has taken it upon himself that his good name goes out with every order. If Rick says you need 2 coats of finish on hewn log you better believe him.
 
It is not just your peace of mind we are talking about but ours as well. The last thing in the world we need is a problem in the field which is why we do not offer the hewn pine unfinished at all. We feel the risk is too great for our customers.
 
If we are more expensive than the guys down the road it is because doing a job exactly right usually costs more up front than the cheapest option. Rick Wood does the job exactly right every time!
 
The rule to remember is that fixing something done wrong costs 10 times more than doing it right in the first place.
 
The choice is where and when you invest into the value of long term happiness and performance. At the end of the day how much is your peace of mind really worth?
 
CB
 
Chris Buffalo of Buffalo Lumber Company has consulted on over 20,000 wood projects, bid over 10,000, sold over 2,000 and visited over 200 jobsites nationwide. His credentials are "Been there done that thousands of times".
 
It's not Bull it's Buffalo ;-)


2x8 Pine Log HEWN Siding - pattern
HEWN pine log siding no reveal factory stained

 

hewn log siding samples
2x, 3x, QTR Log Sample Finish Display - ROUND, SQUARE, HEWN!


 
2x8 Pine Log HEWN Siding - pattern
2x8 Pine Log HEWN Siding - pattern

 
pine log siding 2

Pine Log Paneling - on the inside!

pine log siding 2

Pre-Finished QTR Log - Gotta love that warm pine glow!


 

 
QTR LOG Siding NO Reveal (Log to Log)

2x8" QTR LOG CABIN Siding - NO Reveal (Chinkless)


Log Siding Coverage


The measurements below are for estimating only. They are based on industry pattern standards* BUT can and WILL vary from mill to mill.


QTR Log Cabin Siding

Nominal WidthA: Dressed WidthB: Exposed FaceOverLapLinear FT Factor*
6"5   3/8"4 7/8"1/2"2.46
8"7  1/16"6 1/2"1/2"1.85
10"9  1/16"8 1/2"3/4"1.41
12"11"10 1/2"3/4"1.14

The amount of Exposed Face (SQFT exposure) is determined by subtracting the pattern OVERLAP from the the actual "dressed width" which is the true width of the board measured across. The overlap will usually be 1/2" to 3/4" depending on selected width; 6", 8", 10", 12".
 
Log home siding is often sold by the linear (or lineal) foot LFT. Our Linear Foot Factor* is derived by dividing 12” by the exposed face. Your LFT volume is calculated by multiplying your SQUARE FOOT area by the LFT factor:


A) Calculate the square footage in walls: length x height = SQFT area
B) Calculate, and then subtract, the square footage of openings
C) Add 10% to cover trim and waste
D) Multiply the result by the factor for lineal feet
 
For example: If you are siding 10 walls 8 feet high by 40 feet long with 2x8" Cedar Log Siding and we allow 10% of the total square feet for openings, you would need approximately 5800-5900 linear feet:
 
10 * 8 * 40 = 3200 SQ FT - 320 (10% openings) + 288 (10% trim/waste)
= 3168 SQ FT * 1.85 linear factor = 5861 LFT


*WARNING!   Although there are wood siding industry standards like WWPA, WCLIB, WRCLA, CRA, NELMA - the actual thickness, width, pattern overlap and exposed face can vary from mill to mill. This variation can significantly impact the actual LFT VOLUME of wood you need to buy to cover YOUR specific SQFT area. Be sure to confirm the DRESSED pattern measurements with the mill BEFORE you buy. Running a hundred SQFT short can cost $$$$ if custom milling and shipping are involved.
 
When we quote your log siding SQFT we will use the dimensions specific to the mill producing YOUR order. You will see those specifications on the confirmed quote BEFORE you commit to the order. There are NO hidden gotchas!



 

QTR LOG Siding with Reveal (with Chink)

2x8" QTR LOG Siding with Reveal (with Chink)


quarter log siding trim options 2x8" log siding simple rustic trim option
2x8 log siding trim options Easy log cabin siding trim option

 

Common Sense Siding Installation 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. 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 siding product especially PAD board.

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 exterior project wood anyplace where it might be artificially heated or cooled. It must adjust to the natural conditions where it will reside.

Most wood expansion and contraction is across the width of the board. Selection of a Lap pattern minimizes the affect of that movement. Movement length wise is minimal. But to minimize gaps take the time to miter (angle) cut and treat the ends as you install and the results will last for years.


log siding
cedar log siding

2x8 Cedar Log Siding - STK Grade 2x8" Cedar Log Siding - STK Grade
Cedar Log Siding - relief groove profile on back Cedar Log Siding - relief groove profile on back

 

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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Craftsman - REDWOOD SIDING

The first thing that struck me about the Fanelli House was the WOW factor. I had been on several customer tours this trip and had seen some nice houses and good ideas but this was different. Set on the water this house has the WOW factor in spades ...
Home with NEAR CLEAR Redwood  Siding
Home with NEAR CLEAR Redwood "B" Siding

Craftsman - CEDAR SIDING

The Look - the clear cedar blends together gently - there are no seams. Dennis took the natural varying shades of cedar wood into consideration when installing each board to create a flow of hues ...
Home with CLEAR Western Red Cedar Siding
T&G CLEAR Western Red Cedar Siding Home

Home Owner - REDWOOD LUMBER

Designer Melody Jackson contacted us to source redwood lumber and soffit for her customer Dale Torok's Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. inspired stunning addition to his home in Lexington, Kentucky ...
Home with Redwood Lumber, Trim and Ceilings
Redwood Lumber wrapped Lexington KY Home

Home Owner - CEDAR SIDING

The Design - it started out as a horse barn with a 2 bedroom apartment built on the 2nd floor. Edwin had been planning to build new when a friend said "you could renovate this barn into something pretty nice if you wanted" ...
Home with Dutch Lap STK Red Cedar Siding
Home with Dutch Lap STK Red Cedar Siding

Home Owner - PINE LOG SIDING

Ed Rock is a shrewd businessman and keen negotiator. He knew the value of his dollar and he used it well. He has 7,412 SQFT Heated + 4592 SQFT Covered Porch = 12,004 SQFT under roof. He did the whole building for a total cost of $267,744 ...
Pre-finished 2x8 Pine Log Siding Home
Pre-finished 2x8" Pine Log Siding Home

Home Owner - PINE PANELING

The Home Owner had originally decided to go with sheet rock on the interior but after doing the research online decided on wood paneling. He found us on the internet and began looking through the wood paneling and wood siding products we showcase ...
Pre-finished UV Knotty Pine Paneling Home
Pre-finished UV Knotty Pine Paneling Home

Home Owner - HEWN LOG SIDING

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 ...
HEWN Pine Log Siding Home
HEWN Pine Log Siding & Corners Home

Home Owner - BLUE STAIN WOOD

When it was time to select the interior paneling Krystal said they wanted something that looked really old and Rustic. This is going to be their "forever" home so they wanted to make sure they got what they wanted... Pre-finished UV Blue Stain Knotty Pine Paneling Home
Blue Stain Wood Knotty Pine Paneling Home

Home Owner - REDWOOD SIDING

Brant called me one day with some questions. He had been given several cedar samples by a local lumber yard and one sample stood out from the rest under stain. No wonder - it was old growth vertical grain ...
CLear All Heart (CAH) Redwood Siding Home
CLEAR ALL HEART (CAH) Redwood Siding Home

Home Owner - CEDAR LOG SIDING

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. ...
Discount Cedar Log Siding Home
DISCOUNT Cedar Log Siding Home pre-finished

"I can't afford the home I want"

"We lost over 50% of our retirement fund in the last 3 years". I hear that a lot these days however some people are getting creative to achieve their Custom Wood Home dreams on the budget that is left. Here is what they did ...
Custom Wood Siding Homes - ON a BUDGET! Custom Wood Siding Homes - ON a BUDGET!

"I just need a paint grade wood"

People always say it like that means some less expensive lower grade of wood is fine because they are going to be painting the wood. That is absolutely NOT the case ...
Wood Siding - paint grade cedar fj
PAINTING Wood Siding - Not All Grades make the PAINT Grade