Crazy Cedar bargains
We did it again, super cedar value,
Port Orford cedar 4×4 8′ rough 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ Kiln Dried, Appearance, #2 & better exposed grade. For those that do not know Port Orford cedar is closely related to Alaskan yellow cedar. Super strong, resistant to bugs, rot and fungus and it smells awesome too. Lots available now but won’t last forever at this price. $14.80 EACH
Did I mention Kiln dried!
Tacoma Firelogs are a combination of softwood sawdust and pound for pound they are comparable to any other pressed sawdust log available with the exception that some other logs have wax or binding agents to hold them together which will cause contamination in the flue and burning device.
Pound for pound there is not much difference between softwood firewood and hardwoods firewood, hardwoods do burn hotter and longer but that is a function of their density and not other characteristics. Some comparisons of wood weight per cubic foot, seasoned.
Alder 26# 224,000 btu dry
Doug Fir 33# 284,000 btu dry
Cedar 23# 197,800 btu dry
Madrone 45# 387,000 btu dry
Maple 39# 335,000 btu dry
Red Oak 45# 387,000 btu dry
Apple 41# 353,000 btu dry
The softwoods average about 28.25#, while the hardwoods are more like 42.5# so it makes sense that you will get 50% or so more energy out of hardwood raw log.
But once they are ground to fine dust and compressed to the same density all wood contains approximately 8600 btu heating units per pound and actually it is the pitchy softwoods like pine and Douglas fir that push the top end of the scale up to 9100 btus per pound because of the higher energy density in their pitch.
Tacoma firelogs are held together 100% by high pressure and at
51.4 pounds per cubic foot pack as much heat per volume as anything else available.
So with all that said, sawdust is pretty much sawdust and wood is wood. The most important detail is what does it cost per pound, how much of that weight is water and how convenient it is to store and use.
Tacoma Firelogs win again.
Try them out by the 24 pound box of 8 with 2 firestarters for $5.50
Buv 12 or more and the price drops to $5.00 each
or by the 1920# pallet of 80 boxes for $360.00 which is $4.50 each
or save more with the bulk 1 ton pallet with 696 bricks
Bulk Pallets (loose with no boxes) are $260.00
The good stuff just keeps coming. 2 new things today
Port Orford Cedar knotty Appearance plus grade 8′ and 12′ lengths only $1.35/ft
Western red cedar c & better clear 8′ and 10′ lengths only $4.00 per/ft
Here Now, and more on the way, large volumes of Port Orford cedar 2×6, kiln dried, clear (no knots) at a hard to believe price
6′, 8′, 10′, 12′, 14′, 16′
We have all sorts of cedar materials to offer including fence supplies, siding, shingles, timbers and boards.
If you are looking for high quality and fair priced cedar decking look no further, Alaskan yellow cedar, Western red cedar, Incense cedar, something for all.
Western Red cedar, kiln dried select appearance grade
5/4×4 8′-16′ lengths
5/4×6 8′-20′ lengths
2X6 8′-20′ lengths
Alaskan Yellow cedar, kiln dried, select appearance grade
5/4×4 6′-20′ lengths
5/4×6 8′-20′ lengths
2×4 8′-20′ lengths
2×6 8′-20′ lengths
Plus all the 2×2’s, 4×4’s and 6×6’s for posts and rails, Mill outlet is a metaphorical “Candy store” for all things cedar
Tacoma fire logs
It’s that time of the year again. Tacoma fire logs by the box or by the ton, come and get yours. Special full pallet price on boxes or buy bulk 1 ton pallets for the best price. Try them out by the box too.
1 bulk ton is roughly 17 million btu’s which is slightly less than a cord of Douglas fir. The main difference is that the fire logs are bone dry while the moisture content of cord wood can vary wildly. Since water will not burn, some or a lot of that heat energy is wasted turning water into steam which goes up the chimney to heat the birds
Shiplap, Shiplap, Shiplap
Everyday between 1 and 5 people come in or call looking for Shiplap.
new stock, 1×8 pine knotty shiplap, nice enough to stain but it seems everyone
wants to paint their shiplap. 10′ & 12′ lengths $ .90 per lineal foot
Cedar shingles and shakes
It occurred to me the other day that a lot of people don’t know where to find western red cedar shingles for repairs and new siding and accents. A contractor customer asked if we could get shingles and commented that “those things are hard to find” and I thought, if a contractor can’t find them, what about everyone else? Well rest assured, if you are looking for cedar shingles, we have them ALL OF THE TIME. #1 grade that are 100% old growth and 100% edge grain. #2 grade which are certainly great for siding AND WILL SAVE nearly 35 percent. And if you want only the very best we also have a #1 SELECT sidewall, they are perfection!
It doesn’t stop there, we also have Alaskan yellow cedar shingles, red cedar #2 5/8 tapersawn shakes that are a crazy good deal, in addition to boxed, grooved and primed shingles.
Western Red Cedar Fencing
There is probably no one that keeps on hand a wider variety of cedar fence materials than Mill Outlet. Low grade material for when cost is more important than quality, and all the way up to the best quality cedar boards available, and everything in between. One thing you will not find anywhere else is our variety of clear, knot free cedar fence boards at very fair prices. Our current line up includes
5/8″x6″-5′ clear for $2.85 each
5/8″x4″-6′ clear for $2.40 each
5/8″x4″-4 clear for $1.25 each
5/8 X 6 -4′ clear for $2.10 each
5/8 X 5 1/2- 6′ clear $3.85 each
And for something totally different
Alaskan Yellow Cedar Decking and more
The newest thing at Mill Outlet Lumber is Kiln dried select appearance Alaskan Yellow Cedar decking. We have a complete offering of sizes in 5/4 x4, 5/4×6, 2×4 and 2×6 and lengths from 8′-20′ long. Yellow cedar is strong and resits rot fungus and insects even better than Western red cedar and at a lower price. Left to weather naturally it turns an interesting silver gray color.
Spring Time Split Rail
Mill Outlet is the only place to get your Western Red cedar Split rail fencing. We carry high quality cedar split rail in large amounts and a variety of sizes and configurations
Pony weight, lightest weight and lowest cost, works great for wetlands delineation and ornamental landscape purposes but still robust enough for projects like parks and walking trails. Comes in 8′ and 10′ rail lengths and in 2 rail (3′ high) and 3 rail (4′ high). Corner posts, end posts and line posts.
Standard rail, is heavier and generally straighter grained material. Works for everything pony weight does but has a more robust appearance and durability. About 40% more expense than pony weight but also a lot more wood. Comes in 8′ and 10′ rail lengths and in 2 rail (3′ high) and 3 rail (4′ high). Corner posts, end posts and line posts.
Jumbo weight rails can be used with standard posts to give a really heavy appearance. They do cost more but only 23% and that is only reflected in the rail cost since you are still using standard weight posts.
What is all the hub bub about Alaskan Yellow Cedar. Not to worry we have no plans to quit on any of the other great products we carry, but beginning in March we are building a program around this great wood. Somewhat hard to find, stronger than Western Red Cedar, more rot and insect resistant and super tough. The best part is it is about 30% less expensive when compared to Western Red Cedar. We are currently stocking full rough sawn Appearance grade in 2×4, 2×5, 2×6,2×8,2×10,2×12, 4×4, 4×6, 5×5, 6×6, 8×8 and 6x12sizes, In surfaced material we have 2×2, 2×4, 2×6, 4×4 and 6×6. Also kiln dried rougher header knotty 4×4 and surfaced 4×4-8′ clear. 2×5-12′ tng car decking and 2×6 12′ and 16′ tng car decking. 15/16″ x 4,6 and 8″ widths for fencing or just high quality cedar boards. The full dimension sizes allow us to re manufacture this material to other sizes and profiles and we will develop some stock sizes and patterns as well. Most recently we received what the mill calls low grade in 4×4 and 2×3, it is very reasonably priced, cheaper than pressure treated lumber at $1.00/ft for 4×4 and $ .40/ft for 2×3. Both are full dimension rough and with the rot resistance of yellow cedar perfect for garden use.