Build a fence from Clear Grade Shiplap Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar Shiplap profiled boards are installed horizontally to accentuate the length of the structure. When used in garden design this creates the illusion that the space is longer or wider than it is in reality.
The Shiplap profile interlocks with adjacent boards to create attractive shadow lines where the boards meet. The curve in the channel that this creates softens the appearance a little by adding a very subtle contrast to the straight lines and square edges. The fact that clear grade Western Red Cedar is used to produce these boards will lend the project a clean contemporary feel and a level of quality that cannot be achieved with other materials.
The raw material used to produce Silva’s shiplap boards is fine grained coastal grown Western Red Cedar that has been kiln dried at source to a moisture content of 12 -15%. This is important for a number of reasons (see document for further information) but the main advantages are that it doesn’t need acclimatisation on site prior to installation and it can be finished immediately so it is protected from the outset. Green or inconsistently air dried wood will shrink after installation causing gaps to widen and may initially be too wet to accept a finish.