5/4x6 Western Red Cedar Radius Edge Decking
5/4x6 Western Red Cedar Radius Edge Decking Product Specifications:
•Grade: Appearance Knotty Inland Red Cedar
•Texture: Radius Edge Milled Smooth. All four sides of the board are milled to a smooth texture and corners feature a rounded "radius" edge.
•Drying Type: Air Dried.
•Fastener Type: Stainless Steel Nail
•Typical Weight: 1.5 lbs per board foot.
•Width: 5 7/16"
•Shipping Options: Flat-bed tractor trailer, Roll Back, LTL Carrier. Shipping method is determined based on location and order size to minimize cost.
You can calculate the coverage for the amount of trim needed for your project by using our Tips page: How Do I Determine How Much Lumber I Need? Please call us if you would like a free takeoff for your project as well.
5/4x6 Western Red Cedar Radius Edge Decking is ready for installation once received on your job site. However, wood will shrink and swell with any changes in moisture content and weather. According to Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA), to minimize dimensional change after installation, install western red cedar at a moisture content that matches with local climate as closely as possible. If climate in a particular region causes wood to maintain 8% to 13% moisture content annually, then the most ideal conditions for installation would be at a moisture content within that range, and the material would be stored, stickered and protected for a week to ten days prior to application.
With any unfinished wood, applying a quality finish to all surfaces (including the ends) is recommended. A quality finish protects the wood from moisture absorption and UV degradation, and helps prevent any finger stains caused by touching the unfinished wood. On occasion, milled lumber may have a mill glaze that is produced when the material is manufactured through the planer. When mill glaze occurs, it is recommended to remove it by sanding prior to staining or clear coating the wood. Sanding is not recommended as a first option unless every piece is sanded. We offer a wide selection of interior & exterior finishes that we can recommend based on the final sheen level and look that is desired. All of our stains and finishes can be found on either our Interior Stains or Exterior Stains pages.
Storage Prior To Application:
Until installed, all lumber needs protection from direct sunlight, water saturation, snow, ice, dirt, and other elements. Ideally, the boards should be stored in an enclosed building such as a garage prior to use. It is best to store the boards flat and off the ground with a vapor barrier so that moisture is not absorbed through the bottom boards of the stack. If stored outside, the product should be protected with a waterproof covering elevated in the center so that water does not pool on the cover. We also recommend that you do not completely seal the bundle, as good air circulation is required to prevent any blue stain or molding.
|Species||Western Red Cedar|
|Edge Profile||Radius Edge|
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