No.2 Clear & Better (allowing 15% No 4) - Offers superb value for clear grade cedar
Silva Timber’s mixed grade kiln dried No. 2 Clear & Better, which allows approximately 15% No. 4 Clear, is specifically designed to provide a predominantly high quality raw material with occasional characteristics found in the grade below. A slight relaxing of the grading standard at the sawmill to allow the inclusion of limited characteristics found in No. 4 Clear enables us to offer cladding profiles produced from this raw material at a lower price point than pure Select No. 2 Clear & Better.
In most cases you will find only a small percentage of boards that do not conform to the grading rules for No. 2 Clear & Better. Users of cladding produced from this grade of Western Red Cedar will typically install boards of a lower standard in less prominent positions or may optimise boards to remove any characteristics that are deemed undesirable. Installers will find it advantageous to sort and plan the positioning of boards prior to commencing installation. By doing this at the outset it is possible to identify boards that are to be trimmed and a possible position for those boards. This approach will ensure that saw wastage is kept to a bare minimum and may enhance the appearance of the finished project.
This grade may be described within the timber industry as No. 2 Clear & Better (allowing 15% No. 4 Clear), No. 2 Clear & Better blended, No. 2 Clear & Better mixed grade or No. 2 Clear & Better 85/15.