INTRODUCING :: ROUGH SAWN ATLANTIC WHITE CEDAR
an elegant option for both interior and exterior cladding
reSAWN TIMBER co. is pleased to announce the addition of 4 rough-sawn weathered ATLANTIC WHITE CEDAR designs to our sought after cedar offering – for exterior cladding and interior wall/ceiling cladding.
We offer ATLANTIC WHITE CEDAR because of its propensity for resiliency, beauty, and versatility. Its lightweight, straight grain, ease of machining, ease of finishing, low shrinkage, and extreme resistance to decay make it a trusted and elegant option for both interior and exterior applications.
ATLANTIC WHITE CEDAR that is uncoated and exposed to weather over time will develop an attractive silver/gray patina. The rate of that color change depends on climate zones, the orientation of the home/structure and exposure to weather. reSAWN’s finishing process on our pre-weathered ATLANTIC WHITE CEDAR designs solve for wood’s natural propensity to grey out by resembling a weathered look at the time of installation, with little change as it ages in place.
An additional benefit to our pre-weathered designs is the ability to achieve consistent color on all differing exterior exposures and to attain a seamless interior/exterior aesthetic from day one when exterior cladding is brought to the interior (see the BRIZA image below for an example). From the start expect a soft, consistent weathered color and texture that looks natural, appealing and interesting. For interior applications, expect little to no change from the day of installation.
BENEFITS OF ATLANTIC WHITE CEDAR:
- Since ATLANTIC WHITE CEDAR trees grow larger, it is available in longer lengths when compared to Northern White Cedar
- Natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties
- Durable, resistant to decay, lightweight, and greatly aromatic
- Superior insulation properties – the R value is 1.35″ (34mm) of thickness
- Shrinks and warps very little, resists swelling, cupping and cracking
- The oil in cedar will allow water to bead up to resist water naturally
- Aesthetically, many designers, builders and furniture makers choose cedar because of its uniform consistency and pleasing appearance
- Sustainably harvested along the east coast of the United States
- Because the species is indigenous to the US, specifically the east coast, ATLANTIC WHITE CEDAR is not subject to trade tariffs, which keep costs lower than Western Red Cedar.
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College – Hanover, NH
The renovations at Hood Museum at Dartmouth College include reSAWN’s rift & quarter sawn, select grade North American white oak flooring, specified by Todd Williams Billie Tsien architectural firm. Available as FSC Certified upon request, this flooring was specified in 4″ wide planks, with a high percentage of rift sawn to yield the clean, modern end result look.
RIFT SAWN lumber is produced by first cutting the log into quarters and then making alternating cuts that are perpendicular to the annual growth rings. QUARTER SAWING produces boards with mostly vertical-grain and a distinctive figuring often referred to as “flecks”, “flakes” or “ray flecks” caused by the medullary rays of the log.
What is Modified Wood?
Modified wood is a generic term that describes the application of chemical, physical, or biological methods that are used to alter the cellular structure of the wood. The U.S.D.A. ‘s National Forest Service Library defines modified wood as “wood that is processed by chemical treatment, compression, or other means, with or without heat, to impart permanent properties quite different from those of the original wood.”
The aim of modified wood is to overcome the shortcomings of standard timber. The modification process enhances the performance of the wood, resulting in improvements in the longevity of timbers – dimensional stability, decay resistance, reduced water absorption, less expansion/contraction, etc. In addition, since most advanced modification processes are environmentally friendly, the materials can still be disposed of properly at the end of the product life cycle.
SCHEDULE A CEU PRESENTATION
An approved AIA CES Provider, reSAWN TIMBER co. is excited to present its course on wood as exterior cladding for one (1) LU credit. reSAWN examines the sustainable, performance, and aesthetic benefits and innovations that have made exterior wood cladding an ideal material for architectural projects.
ABOUT reSAWN TIMBER co.
reSAWN TIMBER co. provides new and reclaimed wood products for architectural specifications for flooring, interior wall cladding, ceilings, exterior siding, furniture and custom millwork.
Our carefully curated offering includes award-winning shou sugi ban charred woods, reclaimed woods, newly harvested american wood species and european oak. We provide only the highest quality materials milled to exacting standards and finished in a way that enhance the natural beauty of the wood. Our extensive offering includes wide plank flooring, FSC® Certified woods, and custom furniture with traditional joinery.
We specialize in meeting the needs of architects, designers and contractors, and providing superior service and guidance in developing your specifications. Our products can assist you in achieving your project goals in aesthetic, performance and sustainability. Contact us to learn more about our FSC® products.