Red Cedar vs. Yellow Cedar

Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) has built quite the reputation for itself over the last decade. It is one of the largest trees in British Columbia’s Pacific region, growing up to 60 meters tall! Known for its warm colours, pleasant aroma, and good durability, Red Cedar is highly sought after for both indoor and outdoor…

Specialty Yellow Cedar Carving Blocks

Here is a very cool, one-of-a-kind order! A local correctional center inquired about ordering some carving blocks for their Indigenous mentor carving program. While it is¬† unusual for us to deal with raw logs, we were able to debark this Yellow Cedar log and saw it into half-rounds! Also supplied were short sections of 4″…

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Raised Beds for Vegetables – Safe for Growing

We love these heavy-duty raised garden beds! Each box is made from Appearance Grade Yellow Cedar 4″ x 4″. The smaller bed is 36″ square and 24″ high and the larger one is 36″ wide x 96″ long x 24″ high. The pieces are cut to 32″ and 92″ lengths and follow the “log cabin”…

3 Reasons Why Wood Is Good!

It is no secret that Lumber Store fully supports the use of wood in many applications. In a world where climate change is a pressing issue, we wanted to identify some of the reasons of why using wood is good! Responsibly harvested wood is the only renewable raw material. As a tree grows, it consumes…

Choosing Wood For Your Project

Choosing the right materials for your project is essential to make sure that it is completed successfully! We compiled a few of the most important things to consider when you are shopping for wood materials. Indoor vs. Outdoor¬†– if your project is going to be outside in the elements, natural durability is very important. Fibers…

Searching For a Specialty Size?

Have you looked through our Product List and still can’t find the sizes that you need for your project? Send us an email or text to discuss your project and the sizes that you are looking for. We can custom run most sizes to fit your project perfectly.

3 Things to Consider Before Building

So you have made the big decision to upgrade the look of your backyard – great! We have compiled a list of 3 important things to consider before purchasing any lumber for an outdoor project. Quality – understand that different grades of wood may age differently. For example, high grade wood has less of a…

Yellow Cedar Carving Blocks!

Yellow Cedar is one of the best species to carve or turn. We carry a variety of sizes for carving blocks and can help you find the perfect piece for your next project! Contact us to find out what sizes we have in stock and find your one-of-a-kind piece today.

Boat Building Marine Lumber

The high level of skills that are required for building or repairing boats should be complemented by the highest quality raw materials and Yellow Cedar is a crowd favourite! This species is naturally rot resistant, fairly lightweight, and creates an absolutely stunning finished product. The tight grain means that it will take well to fasteners…

Gazebo Envy

This gazebo is a work of art! A customer came to us with plans for a gazebo, we were able to provide all the materials for this project – all structural pieces are Appearance Grade Yellow Cedar timbers. We think Yellow Cedar creates a beautiful and vibrant finished product. The products that were used for…

Premium Clear vs. Appearance Grade Yellow Cedar

Premium Clear Our Premium Clear grade lumber is milled from the outermost area of the log, meaning it is virtually free of any knots of defects. This grade creates a beautiful, knot-free finished product and its strength and durability ensures that your project stands the test of time. As this is a premium product, it…

Looking to build a fence? We have the lumber!

We have all the lumber you need to build a beautiful fence! Start with some posts… 4″ x 4″ or 6″ x 6″, then you need bottom rails (2″ x 6″) and then top rails (2″ x 4″) then the fence boards – usually 1″ x 4″ or 1″ x 6″… Start digging holes!  

Project Inspiration – Privacy Screen Lattice

This is a high-quality lattice screen that will enhance a deck or patio while maintaining privacy. Our customer came to us with a list of sizes and amounts that they needed to make these Yellow Cedar lattice panels for an existing deck area and the final product is stunning! These make a beautiful addition to…

Project Inspiration – Yellow Cedar Garden Gates

Imagine one of these gates as the finishing touch to your garden! These are made from our Premium Clear Yellow Cedar lumber, even the dowel construction! We love the look of the rough mill finish on these gates, each one has its own unique look. We love seeing the finished product of customers’ projects!

Project Inspiration – Dog Ear or Square Cut Pickets

Here is a DIY upgrade that is as easy as adding simple dog ear cuts to your fence boards! Conventional square cuts or traditional dog eared end cuts easily change the look of any fence. Please note, the photos below are just examples of dog ear and straight cut picket fences. We provide square cut…

Yellow Cedar makes great carving lumber

We have a customer who had a commission to carve running horses for signage. Premium Clear Yellow Cedar was the best wood for longevity and good properties for carving. These horses and rider should be “running” for a long time!