Suitable for a wide variety of applications
Aside from board-and-batten cladding, boards are primarily used on buildings for board on board cladding, vertical boarding, soffits, fascia and barge boards. They can also be used for fencing, screens and other landscaping applications.
These kiln dried boards are manufactures to a high standard by one of North America's most reputable primary manufacturers of Western Red Cedar products.
Silva's Western Red Cedar Boards are produced from consistently high quality wood fibre. They are kiln dried at source and have a distinctive appearance characterised by well interspersed small sound tight knots.
The boards have a fine sawn face and a smooth planed face and edges. Boards are graded on the sawn face however virtually all boards in any shipment will be suitable for installation with either face exposed.
The following board widths are available from stock (all 19mm in thickness): 89mm, 140mm, 184mm, 235mm and 286mm. While there are no set widths for board and batten cladding, a popular combination is 19 x 89mm battens and 19 x 235mm boards. This can also be reversed with boards installed over battens to create a deep channel effect.
Board-and-Batten is a cladding style created by using vertical boards and battens of various widths for a wide range of appearances. Boards up to 140mm wide should be spaced 13mm apart, battens should overlap by a least 13mm. When using wider boards increase the batten overlap proportionately.
Cladding should be nailed to horizontal blocking lines or to battens. Boards up to 150mm wide should be fixed with one nail per bearing driven through the center of the board. The overlying batten covering the gap between boards should be attached with one nail per bearing, the shank passing between the edges of the under boards. Use two nails per bearing on boards 150mm and wider placing the nails 65mm to 75mm apart.
About Silva’s ‘Select Tight Knot’ Grade Boards
Silva’s Western Red Cedar boards are produced from consistently high quality wood fibre and kiln dried at source to a moisture content of xx – xx. Among its many benefits the kiln drying process enables the boards to have a finish applied immediately and to be installed with minimal acclimatisation on site.
Boards have a fine sawn face and are planed smooth on the rear and two edges. They are graded on the sawn face, however most boards are suitable for installation with either the sawn or smooth face exposed.
Select Tight Knot grade is characterised by well interspersed small sound tight knots and other natural features. Sound tight knots (live knots) are a result of branches that were live on the tree when it was felled. They are grown into the wood surface and will not fall out unlike dead knots which can become loose and fall out.
The colours are a palette of warm, mellow tones ranging from light amber to deep honey brown.
Silva sources its Western Red Cedar boards from one of North America’s leading primary sawmills, with a reputation throughout the industry for producing superior quality Western Red Cedar products.
The raw material is carefully selected to ensure a consistency in quality that enables the production of an aesthetically superior board that will perform well over time.
Silva’s Western Red Cedar boards will meet exacting standards from order to order.
Western Red Cedar – beautiful, durable and sustainable
Western Red Cedar offers unique natural performance characteristics and exceptional beauty that bring warmth, character and longevity to the interior and exterior of residential and commercial projects.
The combination of durability and dimensional stability is Western Red Cedar’s greatest advantage over other species, making it particularly well suited for exterior applications where it is primarily used for cladding, decking, fencing and roofing.
Western Red Cedar is a truly sustainable building material. It has the lowest environmental impact when compared with other building materials such as brick and fibre cement. Independently certified, it is harvested legally and sustainably from managed forests in British Columbia.