Western Red Cedar paneling
Western Red Cedar (WRC) is one of the most popular species of lumber to use for interior paneling. It has beautiful colors and a wide range of options for visual specifications. This species is provides a wonderful interior atmosphere and you can use the deep chocolate brown hues of slowly-grown heartwood to highlight a light colored carpet or a solid hardwood flooring such as Ash, Maple, Hickory, Douglas Fir or Oak.
After you have determined which specie of wood to use for your interior paneling, you will then need to determine which pattern you would like to use to enhance it. The most common pattern that we see for interior use is going to be a V-Joint pattern. Other common patterns we often see are going to be center match or nickel gap.
Most commonly with interior paneling the products supplied are going to be supplied with a smooth texture, but a resawn texture can be provided if a customer is looking for more of a rustic appeal. We can offer interior paneling in 1/2″, 5/8″, 11/16″ and 3/4″ net sizes and 3″, 4″, 6″ & 8″ nominal widths. Other sizes can be developed through our specialty milling process if required.
Most of our softwood paneling options are going to be available in both clear and knotty grades, while our hardwood options are generally only available in clear grades. Clear products give a finer appearance and work well in modern and upscale projects. Knotty materials will give the walls more character and a bit of a rustic appeal. Knotty materials are going to be more economical than clear, generally being about half the overall cost.