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Shiplap, Dutch Lap, Channel Rustic Cedar Siding Prices

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Our normal lead time from order to door is 2 - 8 weeks. 

Once your order is placed we stay in email and phone contact with you throughout the course of your order. If there are any delays you will be the first to know. We guarantee your order will be completed as ordered!

In these uncertain times we can help you plan. We will get your order in the queue so it is ready when you are. 


CEDAR LAP SIDING PRICES

Understanding our Prices

We price cedar lap siding by the square foot. Give us a call to speak with one of our wood siding experts about price per square foot. If you know your approximate square footage, our wood siding experts can multiply it by the price per square foot so that you have a better idea of what your cedar lap siding will cost you. Price per square foot changes based on quantity or volume ordered. The finish price may include your cedar lap siding plus one coat factory stained or primed. 


Shiplap Siding standard pattern sample
Shiplap Siding standard pattern sample
A
A "Flush Joint" Square Edge profile


WRC Channel Lap Siding Pattern milled PROFILE
WRC Channel Lap Siding Pattern milled PROFILE
WRC Channel Rustic Lap Stained & INSTALLED
WRC Channel Rustic Lap Stained & INSTALLED


Dutch Lap Siding standard pattern profile
Dutch Lap Siding standard pattern profile
Unit stack of Dutch Lap Siding
Unit stack of Dutch Lap Siding
Shiplap, Dutch Lap & Channel Rustic

Cedar Lap Pattern Prices

We give “ballpark” prices to help you plan your project. Due to global uncertainty we are unable to guarantee those prices because prices may fluctuate. Price is only locked in once you've placed your order. 
Please call 877-960-9663 or email sales@buffalolumber.com for updated pricing on all projects. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

1 x 6" LAP PATTERNS CEDAR GRADE SQFT PRICE
UnFinished
SQFT PRICE
Stain or Prime
SQFT PRICE
Prime + Paint
Dutch, Channel, Ship Lap         CLEAR CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING
Dutch, Channel, Ship Lap         NEAR CLEAR CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING
Dutch, Channel, Ship Lap         MILL SELECT CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING
Dutch, Channel, Ship Lap         CUST SELECT CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING N/A


$5000 ORDER MINIMUM

Volume discounts on large orders


1 x 8" LAP PATTERNS CEDAR GRADE SQFT PRICE
UnFinished
SQFT PRICE
Stain or Prime
SQFT PRICE
Prime + Paint
Dutch, Channel, Ship Lap         CLEAR CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING
Dutch, Channel, Ship Lap         NEAR CLEAR CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING
Dutch, Channel, Ship Lap MILL SELECT CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING9 CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING9
Dutch, Channel, Ship Lap         CUST SELECT CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING N/A


The finish price may include your cedar wood siding plus one coat factory stained or primed.

If you select PRIME + PAINT, the Primer coat will be evenly applied on all 4 sides. When its time for top paint coat, the machine's bottom jets are turned down to make sure the top coat is even thickness with no splash back. This will minimize the paint that gets on the backside and under laps.   We recommend factory prime plus one top coat with a 2nd coat after installation in field.


Cedar Siding Finger Joint (FJ) Clear Grade is only quoted Primed and Painted

PRIMED/PAINTED
SMOOTH FACE
CEDAR GRADE SQFT PRICE
PRIMED
SQFT PRICE
+ 1 TOP COAT
1x6 Dutch, Channel, Ship Lap CLEAR FJ         CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING
1x8 Dutch, Channel, Ship Lap CLEAR FJ CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING CALL/EMAIL  FOR PRICING



Contact for Pricing

Calculate SQFT to LFT Coverage Needed


PAINTED SIDING 1x10 CHANNEL RUSTIC LAP CEDAR MILL SELECT - FACTORY PRIME PAINT BARN RED HOME IN KENTUCKY
1x10" CHANNEL RUSTIC LAP CEDAR SIDING "MILL SELECT" STK GRADE FACTORY PRIME PAINT "BARN RED" HOME IN KENTUCKY
CEDAR LAP SIDING PATTERNS

LAP SIDING includes 4 Pattern Profiles: 
ShipLap, Dutch Lap, Channel Rustic Lap and Nickel Gap (Shadow Gap)

SHIP LAP PATTERN
SHIP LAP PATTERN
NICKEL GAP - SHADOW LINE
NICKEL GAP - SHADOW LINE
CHANNEL LAP
CHANNEL LAP
Dutch Lap (German Lap & Cove Lap)
Dutch Lap (German Lap & Cove Lap)

SHIPLAP "Flush Joint" PATTERN


Ship Lap Siding is a type of Drop Lap siding with a tight "flush joint" profile. The boards form a tight join when installed. It is similar to tongue and groove but with a single over lapping edge  - usually 1/2" in depth but can me more or less depending on the width of the board 6", 8", 10". 

Shiplap Cedar Siding pattern - Barn horizontal installation


Ship-lap siding can be installed horizontally or vertically with the edge of one board having a recessed area which receives the shaped top edge of the board next to or below it, so as to exclude water during rainfall. 


SHIPLAP CEDAR SIDING SQUARE EDGE 1x8 STK MILL SELECT GRADE FACTORY FINISHED - Vertical Installation
SHIPLAP CEDAR SIDING SQUARE EDGE 1x8" STK MILL SELECT GRADE FINISHED CABOTS "BLACK" SOLID STAIN


In vertical applications, be sure to bevel cut the ends and install the shiplap siding so water is directed to the outside.  Shiplap is known for its ability to form a tight seal while allowing the wood siding to "breath" with changes in season and humidity. 


SHIPLAP Standard Square Flush Joint Pattern Profile

Shiplap Pattern


You might be wondering why our Buffalo diagrams above have letters - A, B, C - instead of actual measurements. That is because siding measurements can vary from mill to mill and lumber yard to lumber yard. Using letters allows us to confirm the TRUE dimensions with the mill before we sell to our customers.


SHIPLAP with a "Nickel" GAP


In the last few years a modification to the standard Shiplap "Flush Joint" profile has gained in prominence. 

CLEAR CVG (CLEAR VERTICAL GRAIN) CEDAR SIDING 1x6 SHIPLAP PATTERN CUSTOM MILLED 1/4
SHIPLAP PATTERN CUSTOM MILLED WITH 1/4" NICKEL GAP "SHADOW" PROFILE - CVG CEDAR SIDING STAINED TIMBER OX "Walnut"


Sometimes called Nickel Gap, Shadow Gap, Shadow Profile, Shadow Line and Small Reveal this is a custom milled shiplap profile that includes a narrow gap where the boards overlap. When installed a "shadow line" effect is created. 


CLEAR CVG CEDAR SIDING 1x6 SHIPLAP PATTERN CUSTOM MILLED 1/4 INCH NICKEL GAP SHADOW PROFILE - STAINED TIMBER OX Walnut
CLEAR CVG CEDAR SIDING 1x6 SHIPLAP PATTERN CUSTOM MILLED 1/4 INCH NICKEL GAP SHADOW PROFILE - STAINED TIMBER OX Walnut


The diagram below outlines the joins between the installed boards. "G" is the custom milled gap which can vary based on the "shadow line" emphasis the customer is looking for - but is usually narrow often only 3/16 - 3/8 inch.


SHIPLAP PATTERN CUSTOM with Nickel Gap Profile

SHIPLAP SIDING PATTERN CUSTOM "NICKEL GAP" PROFILE DIAGRAM "G" IS SHADOW LINE ACCENT

SHIPLAP PATTERN "NICKEL GAP" PROFILE


Clear Grade Cedar Siding Shiplap Nickel Gap Pattern Pre-Finished
CLEAR GRADE CEDAR SIDING SHIPLAP NICKEL GAP PATTERN PRE-FINISHED
 


DUTCH LAP PATTERN


DUTCH LAP Siding which is also known as COVE Lap and GERMAN Lap and simply pattern "105" by WWPA (Western Wood Products Association) is distinguished by its curved "reveal" or channel between the installed boards. From a distance it gives a slightly rustic "log" impression.


DUTCH LAP CEDAR SIDING 1x8 CLEAR GRADE - MILL PRE-FINISHED BM STAIN MAHOGANY
DUTCH LAP CEDAR SIDING 1x8 CLEAR GRADE - MILL PRE-STAINED BM "MAHOGANY"


Dutch Lap Siding has 3/8” overlap with a 1 1/4” curved recessed edge. The Dutch Lap pattern provides excellent weather protection and installs with a minimal amount of effort and material wastage. 


DUTCH LAP SIDING PATTERN DIAGRAM also known as GERMAN LAP and COVE LAP


Dutch Lap siding is normally supplied in unseasoned knotty grades with a saw textured face side. Commonly available sizes are 1x6", 1 x 8" and 1 x 10". 

DUTCH LAP SIDING PATTERN


1X8 DUTCH LAP CEDAR SIDING CUSTOMER SELECT PRE-FINISHED CEDAR NATURAL SEMI-TRANSPARENT STAIN
1X8 DUTCH LAP CEDAR SIDING CUSTOMER SELECT PRE-FINISHED CEDAR NATURAL SEMI-TRANSPARENT STAIN


CHANNEL RUSTIC LAP PATTERN


CHANNEL RUSTIC LAP Siding has 1/2” overlap and a 1” to 1 1/4” reveal that when installed creates a channel effect between siding boards. Channel Lap is often chosen for its rustic rough-hewn, textured appearance. 


1X8 WESTERN RED CEDAR CHANNEL LAP SIDING CUSTOMER SELECT GRADE MILL PRE-FINISHED OLYMPIC CEDAR NATURAL
1X8 WESTERN RED CEDAR CHANNEL LAP SIDING CUSTOMER SELECT GRADE MILL PRE-FINISHED OLYMPIC CEDAR NATURAL


The width of the channel is usually one inch wide but can be more depending on the width of the board  8", 10" and custom profile.


CHANNEL RUSTIC LAP CEDAR SIDING JUST MILLED EXAMPLE OF NEAR CLEAR GRADE ON LEFT AND MILL SELECT BOARD ON THE RIGHT
CHANNEL RUSTIC LAP CEDAR SIDING JUST MILLED EXAMPLE OF NEAR CLEAR BOARDS ON LEFT AND MILL SELECT STK GRADE BOARD ON THE RIGHT


Channel siding installs with a minimal amount of effort and material wastage. The Channel pattern is traditionally installed horizontally with the edge of one board having a recessed area along its rear which receives the shaped top-rear edge of the board next to or below it, so as to exclude water during rainfall 


CHANNEL RUSTIC LAP PATTERN DIAGRAM

CHANNEL LAP SIDING PATTERN


1X8 CHANNEL LAP CUSTOM 3/8 INCH REVEAL CEDAR SIDING NEAR CLEAR GRADE MILL PRE-STAINED TWP 1520 PECAN
1X8 CHANNEL LAP CUSTOM 3/8" REVEAL CEDAR SIDING NEAR CLEAR GRADE MILL PRE-STAINED TWP 1520 PECAN


You might be wondering why our Buffalo diagrams above have letters - A, B, C - instead of actual measurements. That is because siding measurements can vary from mill to mill and lumber yard to lumber yard. Using letters allows us to confirm the TRUE dimensions with the mill before we sell to our customers.

CEDAR SIDING GRADES

Cedar Lap Siding Grades

(The Buffalo Lumber Interpretation)

We created Buffalo Lumber's four interpreted grade categories to describe wood grades for different softwood species - especially cedar - in terms a layman can understand because there are several lumber ruling bodies (WWPA, WCLIB, NLGA, NSLB, RIS, NeLMA, SPIB) and most grade descriptions read like lawyer fine print - allowing a lot of room for interpretation.

Buffalo Lumber CLEAR Cedar Grade Example
CLEAR Cedar Grade

CLEAR CEDAR

Highest Grade Fewest Knots - is the top of the line wood. This is an architect grade. This is the rarest part of the tree- the hardest to get- the best performing and the most expensive option. Your appearance and performance priorities determine your budget with clear grades. Clear and Clear Vertical Grain (CVG) are the Highest appearance grades we have.

But even CLEAR grades rules allow knots. They may be tiny, they may be few but they are allowed in grade rules. 

Buffalo CLEAR Grade Guide



Buffalo Lumber Near Clear Cedar Grade Example
Near Clear Cedar Grade

NEAR CLEAR CEDAR

NEAR Clear has very few, very tiny knots and a median price point for the "Knot so fond". Your appearance priorities will determine your budget with clear grades.

There is a lot of Clear in the Near Clear grades- a good trimmer can create the effect of clear and still be under 10% trim and waste (in our opinion). 

Near Clear Cedar is the one step down from CLEAR cedar - a D&BTR mill siding grade that customers can use to save serious bucks.

Buffalo NEAR CLEAR Guide 



Buffalo Lumber Mill Select Knotty Grade example
Mill Select Cedar Grade

MILL SELECT CEDAR

Our STK Tight Knot Grade - "Mill Select" means the mill has selected the wood to meet the "Tight Knot" grade rule in the books.

There is no limit to the number of knots but there is a limit to the size and the type of knot. Other grade names that equate to our definition of "Mill Select" are STK (Select Tight Knot) Select Knotty and #2 and better.

Mill Select is graded to meet the “Tight Knot” description in any given rule book and is the first official “Appearance Grade” tier for projects where codes have to be met. 

Buffalo MILL SELECT Guide



Buffalo Lumber Customer Select Cedar grade example
customer select cedar grade

CUSTOMER SELECT

Our Buffalo Budget Knotty Grade is a "No Prior Selection" tight knot grade. That means that the mill has not officially graded to be "Select Tight Knot" by the rule book as is done with "Mill Select" grades.

Buffalo "Customer Select" means you the customer spend the time selecting out defect from a higher grade saving the mill time and you dollars. 

You will get a few loose knots but nothing that would threaten a 10-15% job site trim and waste margin.  

Buffalo CUSTOMER SELECT Guide

Factory Finish = Peace of Mind

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. Buffalo Lumber offers a comprehensive system to do cedar wood siding the right way and it starts with factory finish. Why put your building and your wallet at risk?

Be Certain - Factory Finish!
How Much is Your Peace of Mind Worth?

1x6 DUTCH LAP CEDAR SIDING CLEAR FINGER JOINT FJ PRIMED AND DRYING ON RACKS
1x6 DUTCH LAP CEDAR SIDING CLEAR FINGER JOINT FJ PRIMED AND DRYING ON RACKS


YOU HAVE TO BACK SEAL! IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO THE JOB RIGHT YOU CANNOT FINISH BETTER THAN MACHINES CAN!!

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!

1x8 Dutch Lap Cedar Siding Customer Select Grade - Mill Pre-Stained and Drying on Racks
1x8 Dutch Lap Cedar Siding Customer Select Grade - Mill Pre-Stained and Drying on Racks


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.

mill factory finish machine diagram



BENEFITS OF MILL PRE-FINISH


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 $5000 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!

CHANNEL RUSTIC LAP 1X10 MILL SELECT CEDAR MILL PRE-PRIMED & PAINTED BARN RED
CHANNEL RUSTIC LAP 1X10 MILL SELECT CEDAR MILL PRE-PRIMED & PAINTED "BARN RED"


COVERAGE

BUYER BEWARE WARNING: There are wood siding industry guidelines for  actual "dressed" widths and "Exposed Face" measurements but individual mills often have their own pattern standards which vary from the norm. When you get ready to buy be sure to ASK for the exposed width to make sure you are buying enough to complete the job!

Calculating SQFT and LFT 


WOOD SIDING SQFT->LFT COVERAGE GUIDE
WOOD SIDING SQFT->LFT COVERAGE GUIDE


Cedar Siding is often sold by the linear (or lineal) foot in 6", 8" and sometimes 10" and 12" widths. These widths are called NOMINAL "in name only" measurements.  The ACTUAL or "dressed" width will be less. Be sure to confirm the DRESSED pattern measurements with the mill or lumber yard BEFORE you buy. Running a hundred SQFT short can cost $$$$ if custom milling and shipping are involved.

Calculate SQFT to LFT Coverage

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