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Fall Is in the air

Fall is in the air again, and that means football, leaves and rain. It also means it is the best time to get outdoor chores done since it is cool enough to labor all day and the insects of summer are mostly gone along with the ever present threat of sunburn. It is time to cut firewood for next year and to split rail for fixing fences. No wait, that is way too much work.

Cedar split rail is what we do at Mill Outlet. 2 Rails high, 3 Rails high, standard weight and pony weight, always thousands of feet on hand, enough for any project.

For 2 rails and 1 post, enough to go 10′

Pony weight is $1.75/foot or $17.50

Standard weight is $2.75/foot or 27.50

for 3 rails and a post enough to go 10′

Pony weight is $2.75/foot

Standard weight is $3.75/foot

We stock through mortised line posts, blind mortised end posts and 90 degree mortised corner posts, all are the same price

We stock 8′ rail if you need it for $ .50 more per foot, and if you need to purchase individual components we can sell that way as well.

And on orders over 100′ we throw in 1 post for free to end the run.

Mill Outlet is the source for cedar split rail for western Washington and beyond

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The Aroma of Tacoma

Every day I hear Customers say ” I love the smell here”. Keep in mind, Mill Outlet is completely outdoors and on a ridge where the wind blows constantly. So to say it smells great here or like anything at all, is really amazing.

It's the Cedar

It’s the Cedar

It is the cedar. it is everywhere. Shingles, decking, fence boards and split rail. 2×4’s, Timbers, 4×4’s and Shakes. Finish grade, utility grade, 2×12’s and 8×8’s.

The aroma of Tacoma has been infamous over the years, but come to Mill Outlet Lumber for the new, pleasant Tacoma aroma.

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Spring around the Corner

Sunday is the beginning of daylight savings time, March 10th and 10 days later on March 20th at 4:02 am PDT Spring arrives. It is hard to believe we already skated through Winter except for the fact that we are being over- run daily by good customers seeking great values on all the things we sell.

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Fencing of course, to replace that old dilapidated one that came with the house 15 or 20 years ago or to build new. Mill Outlet Lumber stocks more sizes and grades than anyone and all of our fence materials are excellent quality. The best value we have currently is 1×5-6′ #2 and better for $1.65 each. This is a high quality board for a very good price, actually less expensive than our #3 boards.

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Decking, we took on Kiln Dried Incense cedar last year and it was a great success for us and for many customers. This is no ordinary KD Incense Cedar, it is Selected Premium Grade, the highest grade at the mill, and it is priced right, We are stocking 5/4×4 in 8′,10′, 12′, 14′ and 16′ lengths, also 5/4×6 in  8′,10′, 12′, 14′ and 16′ lengths, and guess what 2×6 in 8′,10′, 12′, 14′ and 16′ lengths. For Hand rails or decking we have 2×4, 8′, 10′, and 12′ and 4×4-8′ in addition to Clear 4×4 6′ and 8′. We have you covered in Incense Kiln Dried Cedar for decking, fencing or even siding and trim. If you are looking to save a bit we also have Green Western Red Cedar in 5/4×4 or you could even use some of our Bevel blank products.

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Mill Outlet is always the go to source for Pressure Treated Lumber to put under your deck or to build your fence. We stock all of the common sizes and can get virtually everything within 1 or 2 days .6×6-8′ Landscape timbers for only $18.00 and 4×6-8′ for $ 12.00 are just a couple of new additions.

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Clear Cedar  and fir for special projects at specialer prices are some of the things you can count on Mill Outlet for. Shop grade Plywood, both t-1-11 Siding and Cdx are another. Pine tongue and groove, Fir flooring and all sorts of cedar siding and paneling are always flying through our yard.

At Mill Outlet we keep a notable inventory of cedar timbers on hand in sizes from 4×4 to 8×8, all at very fair prices. In addition to those we also have a wide variety of 2×8. 2×10 and 2×12 in stock for people building everything from Raised bed planters to arbors pergolas and tree houses. Around here one of our sayings is “you can always cut it smaller”

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Split Rail, Mill Outlet is the source for Split Rail Fencing in the Northwest. People come from 150 miles away for our quality and competitively priced Cedar split Rail Fencing.

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Cedar Shingles And Shakes. We are committed to maintain an inventory of shingles and shakes that meets the needs customers seeking both value and quality, #1, #2, #3 and #4. Western Red Cedar, Alaska Yellow Cedar. Shakes in 18″ Medium and 24″ Premium Grade Heavies, even 5/8″x 24″ Tapersawn.

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I could go on and on and on, but the best thing to do is call or come on down to Mill Outlet Lumber In Tacoma to see for yourself

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Perfect for me, Perfect for You?

This morning I was responding to an E mail inquiry for some clear utility cedar we have. The customer wanted specified lengths and in the end said, oh yeah and the boards need to be  perfect.

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Perfect ?

This was a reminder to me of why I enjoy selling lumber products so much. I reminded him that if these boards were quote, unquote perfect they would be more like $6-$7 per board foot instead of $2.50. What I considered but did not mention was that even the $6 per foot boards would not be perfect for some or even most people when all facts are considered. The boards might be straight, tight and vertical grained, perfectly dried and of consistent color, perfectly surfaced and edged, but who can afford $6.00 per board foot. That is $100.00 for 2-10 foot 1×10 boards, not perfect for me at least.

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Perfect ?

So perfect for me is making sure that what you get is perfect for you, your project, at this point and time. We work hard to carry the right combination of product, price and value to fit the majority of your needs and expectations. We make ourselves readily available to tell you about those items so that you can see clearly how they will work into your idea of perfection. We will never strong arm a customer into taking something they don’t want or need, We are only here to listen, inform, answer questions and Deliver!

Clear vertical grain cedar or fir, excellent fence board and supplies, Pressure Treated lumber, affordable shop grade plywood, cedar split rail, Utility cedar lumber, low grade, high value bargains we are constantly searching for. Quick, drive through service and knowledgeable, polite answers to all of your questions.

So, what I am saying is,,, what is perfect for us is finding the wood products that are perfect for you.

…….Mill Outlet Lumber

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Split Rail Fence

When Railsplitter Abraham Lincoln set out to build or mend some fence he had to start by beating his way through a pile of Chestnut logs or two. Nowadays we have it easy some say, kids not willing to work hard for anything, everything available at the filck of a switch.

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Honest Days Work

I am happy to say that we don’t have to split rail today, having done it myself a time or two, it is so much easier and convenient to make a trip to Mill Outlet for your Split Rail Supplies. Not only are your rails and posts split and ready to go, but they are mortised and tenoned so that they fit right together without giant spikes or precipitous balancing acts.

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Spike !!

At Mill Outlet, we stock 1000’s of feet of rail and 100’s of posts in two sizes and varieties. Pony Rail, is smaller and more affordable,, But it also has more of the character that most people are looking for in landscape projects and wetlands delineation projects. Pony Rail, comes in two rail and three rail configurations and we stock both 8′ and 10′ rails for scale and convenience. As far as posts go we keep line posts, end posts and 90 degree corner posts on hand all of the time.

Standard Split Rail is somewhat larger than Pony Rail and tends to be “blockier” with fewer knots and interesting grain. It gives a more uniform look when installed when that is what you are looking for. We stock Standard Split Rail in the same sizes and options as with Pony Rail.

What is most important for you to know is that you can count on Mill Outlet Lumber for Split Rail when you need it and that  we will work like “Railsplitters” to earn your respect no matter what lumber product you need today.

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