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 – Newberg Residence

 width=

“Western Red Cedar was used as a siding material and left unfinished so as to weather with age, allowing the home to blend into it’s woodland environment.” – Cutler Anderson Architects.

Location: Newberg, Oregon
Architect: Design Architect – James Cutler, FAIA; Project Architect – Meghan Griswold
Photography: Jeremy Bittermann

Bridging over a large pond and nestled in a deep forest, the Newberg Residence sets a new architectural standard in integrating house and habitat. That’s because from the beginning, architects James Cutler and Meghan Griswold approached the project as if house and pond were a single entity, in which the owners can enjoy the wild creatures that come to the water on both regular and varied schedules. With large vertical-lift windows, the homeowners can dive right into the water from their living room or they can just sit back and watch the show.

“This one bedroom residence allows the owners to have a strong emotional connection to the living world,” explains James Cutler, FAIA.

 width=

In addition to honoring the forest atmosphere, the owners wanted a structure that could stand up to the elements. As the best choice for siding, decking and dock, the designers and owners opted for Western Red Cedar – a building material that is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insects.

“Our basic design philosophy is to reveal what is true about all of the circumstances of a project,” says Cutler, who also used some WRC on the interior walls. “The use of Western Red Cedar for an exterior finish was a natural choice for it’s beauty, durability in a damp climate, and ability to weather.”

 width=

Large roof overhangs were designed to shelter the glass and vertical wooden surfaces of the building. For exterior finishing options, they agreed the best was to let the cedar weather naturally, eventually turning a beautiful silvery patina.

“The homeowners wanted a home which hugged the landscape, was minimally invasive and emotionally rich,” says Cutler. “This connection to the living world is what brought WRC to mind as an exterior and interior material choice.”

 width=WRC Specifications
Grade: Exterior – KD Select Knotty siding & KD ‘A’ Clear decking; Interior – Select Knotty

Size: Exterior – rough sawn, board & batten siding & 2” x 4” decking; Interior – 1” x 10” rough sawn shiplap

Applied Finish: Exterior – none; Interior – Two coats of calalyzed lacquer, satin finish