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All Buffalo Lumber orders are delivered MILL DIRECT to your JOB SITE. Our orders are custom milled and factory finished. All communication is handled personally - by phone and email.
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.
Tongue & Groove Patterns (T&G) have the greatest variation in profile - the outline or shape of the board. How distinct or shadowed the line between the boards appears after installation depends on the shape of the edge - the pattern profile you choose.
Traditional TNG patterns are "beveled" on the edges - called a V Edge (as in the pictures below). The depth and angle of the beveling determines how distinct the edges will appear when installed on your wall.
Tongue & Groove SIDING has both a rough and smooth face and is normally graded to the rough face (the best visible face) unless requested otherwise for a higher price. Tongue & Groove PANELING is naturally graded to the smooth face.
Patterns without any V Edge are referred to as Flush-Joint (cedar, pine) or Butt-Joint (redwood). Flush-Joint Tongue and Groove has a similar appearance to classic SHIP LAP Siding.
1x6" Tongue and Groove is the most popular but a wider 1x8" pattern can be selected to have a more rustic appearance. There is also a T&G pattern profile call "carsiding" that has a V-Groove in the center of the board. This gives the illusion of a narrower board (1x4") when installed but with the time savings of a wider board (1x8").
T&G is best milled when fully seasoned - Kiln Dried or Air Dried to the optimal moisture content. Select Tight Knotty grades are popular for their warm, rustic look. Tongue & groove siding is also milled in CLEAR grades, with NO or or very few knots, adding a more formal, streamlined appearance.
Our customer in Kansas installed his 1x6" Tongue & Groove Redwood siding in mid 2015. The factory finish was TWP "redwood" semi-transparent stain. Two years later he is beginning the necessary 2-3 year maintenance coat. On the right you can see how the re-stain brings back the vibrant "punch" of color that had faded under intense sun exposure.