Where to buy
Siding

Siding Resources

Introduction
Siding Home
Siding Gallery
Why Use Western Red Cedar?
Characteristics & Properties of Western Red Cedar
Benefits of Real Cedar
Real Cedar History
Real Cedar Certification
Sustainability and the Environment
Design & Spec
Siding Grades
Siding Profiles
Bevel
Board & Batten
Tongue & Groove
Lap or Channel
Western Red Cedar Trim Boards
Western Red Cedar Shingle Panels
Siding Calculator
Build & Install
Preparation
Pre-Building
DuPont Tyvek DrainWrap
Installation
General Installation
Installing Profiles
Bevel
Board & Batten
Tongue & Groove
Lap or Channel
Trim Boards
Shingle Panels
Finish & Maintain
Choosing a Finish
How to Finish
Care & Maintenance
Restoration
Decking

Decking Resources

Introduction
Decking Home
Decking Gallery
Why Use Western Red Cedar?
Characteristics & Properties of Western Red Cedar
Benefits of Real Cedar
Real Cedar History
Real Cedar Certification
Sustainability and the Environment
Planning
Decking Grades
Span Tables
Decking Calculator
Deck Projects
Roof Deck
Raised Deck
Ground Level Deck
Uphill Sloping Lot Deck
Build & Install
Fasteners
Stairs & Railings
Finish & Maintain
Choosing a Finish
How to Finish
Care & Maintenance
Restoration
Outdoor

Outdoor Resources

Introduction
Outdoor Home
Outdoor Gallery
Why Use Western Red Cedar?
Characteristics & Properties of Western Red Cedar
Benefits of Real Cedar
Real Cedar History
Real Cedar Certification
Sustainability and the Environment
Design & Spec
Real Cedar Free DIY Project Plans
Pre-Built Kits
Design Tips
Build & Install
Project Preparation
Fasteners
Fence Construction
Western Red Cedar Fence Specifications
Pre-Built Fence Panels
Finish & Maintain
Choosing a Finish
How to Finish
Care & Maintenance
Restoration
Indoor

Indoor Resources

Introduction
Indoor Home
Indoor Gallery
Why Use Western Red Cedar?
Characteristics & Properties of Western Red Cedar
Benefits of Real Cedar
Real Cedar History
Real Cedar Certification
Sustainability and the Environment
Design & Spec
Cedar Saunas
Traditional Saunas
Infrared Cedar Saunas
Design Tips
Build & Install
Tongue & Groove Paneling
Doors & Windows
Blinds & Shutters
Preparation
Finish & Maintain
How to Finish
Care & Maintenance
About Us

About Real Cedar

The WRCLA
About Us
Our Mission
WRCLA Events
Contact Us
Our Members
Executive Members
Affiliate Retailers
Affiliate Manufacturers
Affiliate Partners
Certified Cedar Distributors
Certified Cedar Distributors USA
Certified Cedar Distributors Canada
International Associates
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Gallery
Videos
Blog
Resources
For Architects
Member Login

Project of the Week – Case Inlet Retreat

9_tucker-dusk

ARCHITECT: MW|Works
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jeremy Bittermann
LOCATION: Lakebay, Washington, USA

Tucked in a heavily forested slope with stunning vistas of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, this Case Inlet project is all about connecting with nature. For architects Eric Walter and Steve Mongillo of MW|Works, that meant blurring the boundaries between the indoors and the outdoors — which they did masterfully with a bold concrete cantilever that projects the living and dining areas into the dense woods and out toward the peninsula.

“With no visible neighbors, one feels as if they are alone with the sun, mountains, forest, and water views,” explains Walter.

Anchoring that structure is a master bedroom that opens up to a truly inspired treetop bathroom — according to Walter, this ensuite tub is a nature-loving soaker’s delight! In terms of choosing just the right siding for this bedroom, Walter admits they had a fairly tall order to fill.

36_bath-view

“The goal for the exterior materials for the project was to find something that was beautiful and naturally weathering, and something that didn’t require significant maintenance and refinishing,” says the award-winning architect.

37_bath-tubx

With that in mind, the architect chose to clad the entire exterior as well as the master bathroom interior walls in gorgeous, long-lasting Western Red Cedar. As for the grade of this wood, Walter wanted to stay true to the rural character of the site.

“For this project, the more casual, rustic appearance of knotty cedar was appealing,” he says, adding, “It feels more honest and humble — and more appropriate to the feeling of a cabin in the woods.”

3_front-step

WRC SPECIFICATIONS
GRADE: Select knotty Western Red Cedar siding
SIZE: 1 x 6 tongue and groove
FASTENING: Stainless steel fasteners blind nailed at tongue
APPLIED FINISH: None

cedarbooklp2

Get the full story behind more wooded wonders like this in Cedar Book 8. Download a PDF or order a free hardcopy today: https://www.realcedar.com/cedarbook/