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
Some people build a deck on the weekend, or a fence, or a backyard shed. Some do nothing, or watch sports or read a book. Not at Mill Outlet Lumber. This Saturday we spent the day building new stand up lumber rack, to better store and organize our fine cedar lumber.
And, Yes that is Norris with his sleeves rolled up and level in hand doing a lot more than supervising. Mill Outlet Lumber, always improving, always bringing you more.
Every day it seems we have more and more options in cedar products. All sorts of vertical grain clear cedar from 1×2- 2×12 at ridiculously affordable prices. Now most recently we are bringing on a constant supply of appearance cedar timbers in 4×4, 4×6 and 6×6 for now with more sizes on the way. These timbers are all full dimension rough sawn and old growth high quality material. In the same type of lumber we also now have 2×8, 2×10 and 2×12, mainly in 12′ and shorter lengths.
It appears as if the tide has risen really high today at Mill Outlet Lumber at 4811 South Tyler St in South Tacoma. The weather forecasters were not kidding when they predicted Saturday 9/28 to be the first major drenching of the season. In a earlier surge of rainfall the office was actually cut off from the outside world for a time.
And it was only 10:00 am with torrents of rain and high winds predicted for the remainder of the day. “What if it gets so deep that the office floats away” said Bridget, the office manager here.
Across the yard there appears to be a reservoir filling to the brim, reinforcing images of flash flooding and carnage.
Needless to say, there are not a lot of customers braving the storm to purchase lumber. But who knows, if this keeps up we may have a rush on ark materials, which, by the way is our escape plan, ride a unit of appearance grade timbers to safety.
Until then we will keep making the best of things, and Stay Dry!
Tacoma Fire logs are 100% recycled wood fiber from a local lumber mill.
No waxes or binders, just wood under high pressure
Burn for hours but exact time depends on how hot you choose to burn them
100% dry so you don’t waste heat evaporating moisture
Neat and tidy so no bark, insects or rodents in the wood pile.
And they are only $225.00 per ton
1 ton is 696 bricks, and contains over 5,568,000 btu’s of heating energy
Try them in boxes of 8 for $5.50
But save big by the ton
Mill Outlet Lumber is becoming more and more the go to source for High quality Western Red Cedar Timbers. While we are known for our offering of Utility grade timbers and boards sourcing that material gives us the opportunity to also inventory better grades and because of our combined volume purchasing power we offer these beautiful pieces at very reasonable prices.
From 4×4 to 4×6, 4×8 and 6×6 even some 6×8 and 8×8 dimensions. If you didn’t know where to get this sort of material you do now. If you don’t need these sorts of Timbers and know someone who does, Let Them Know!, The more more you buy, the more we are encouraged to widen our range of offering. And we all win.
Lots of Clear, knot free Incense Cedar.
2×4-8′ for only $7.86 each is half the price you would normally pay.
4×4 in 4′, 5′, 6′ and 8′ lengths for $2.50 per foot is the price of knotty cedar elsewhere
and of course
32″, 36″, and 48″ for $1.25, $1.42 and $1.88 is the best price you will find
6′ for $ 3.60 and 8′ for $5.76 too!
Lots on hand, 1000’s in fact
Mill Outlet is the place to find affordable Clear cedar
While we do not carry a wide assortment of fasteners at Mill Outlet, we do try to make careful choices about what we do carry.First of all we carry bronze ceramic coated screws in a variety of sizes. 1 5/8 Trim head for attaching fence boards, 2 1/2″ and 3″ Trim head for fastening either 1″ or 1 1/2″ deck boards. In addition to being bronze ceramic coated these screws are also “Star Drive” which eliminates spin out and reduces the amount of pressure required while driving screws. The small trim head nearly disappears when driven beneath the surface of a board and the coating is compatible with corrosive pressure treated lumber.
It doesn’t stop there since we also offer a line up of standard headed screws in 2 1/2″, 3″ and 4″. These can be used for any sort of construction purposes that requires an easy to drive, strong and corrosion resistant fastener.
All of these Bronze ceramic coated screws are available in handy reusable 1#, 5# buckets and bulk containers for larger jobs.
On another completely different note we also stock a complete line of the Camo hidden fastening system. This is a combination of ideas I wish I had thought of. It begins with the Camo tool which positions the screw angle perfectly every time while spacing the boards as well. The screws have a unique chisel point which drills through the deck board instead of splitting its way. These screws also Have locking reverse threads at the top and nearly invisible trim heads that are driven by a tiny star drive bit. They are Ceramic coated or for maximum longevity stainless steel with a black coating for camouflage.
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 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.