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Kwaterski Bros. Wood Products, Inc.
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Designer Cedar Decking

We offer a complete line of sizes and grades available in our Designer Cedar decking collection. Our 2×2, 2×4, 2×6, 5/4×6, 4×4, 4×6, and 6×6 Designer Cedar is available in tight knot, select and clear-vertical grain grades. Designer Cedar is slightly edge beveled and sanded ready for a finish to be applied by our own in-house prefinish department or by you. By offering a dried and sanded product, you will find all finishes will perform better. This unique process to our company offers lower maintenance costs and better performance. Most cedar decking today is not dried and sanded. Therefore, finishes do not penetrate (see below) or perform as good as they could. If you are interested in a hidden fastener system, we produce 5/4×6 and 2×6 Designer Grooved Cedar decking into our highly acclaimed micro crown radius edge pattern. By choosing any of our Designer Cedar patterns, you will have discovered the best value for your decking needs. We also offer 2×8, 2×10, 2×12, and 8×8 to complete your entire deck in cedar. Considering cost and performance, Designer Cedar decking is a great choice. Please call one of our wood specialists today and learn more about our cedar decking.

-Very good durability – 15 to 25 year average life expectancy

-Dimensionally stable – Great choice for an outdoor wood

Medium reddish brown color – One of the most beautiful woods available

-Low maintenance – Easy to care for

-Exceptional value – Lowest cost with very good performance

Liquid Penetration Comparison of cedar decking

Comparison of liquid penetration into the surface of 2×6 Designer Cedar (left) which has a sanded face to typical 2×6 Cedar (right) local lumberyard (unsanded face). You will find stains penetrate more effectively and perform better on our dried and sanded 2×6 Designer Cedar.

Pattern Name/Number Pattern Image Cedar Nominal Thickness Nominal Width
Click for product data sheet (Click to Enlarge) Tight Knot Select Clear Vertical Grain 2″ 4″ 6″ 8″ 10″ 12″
5/4×6 Designer Cedar  DE002 X X X 5/4″ X
2×2 Designer Cedar DE003 X X X 2″ X
2×4,6,8 Designer Cedar DE004 X X X 2″ X X X
4×4,6 Designer Cedar DE005 X X X 4″ X X
6×6 Designer Cedar DE006 X X X 6″ X
5/4×6 Designer Grooved Cedar DG001 X X X 5/4″ X
2×6 Designer Grooved Cedar DG002 X X X 2″ X
Surfaced 4 Sides Cedar X X X 2″ X X X
Surfaced 4 Sides Cedar X X X 6″ X

Grades

Clear Vertical Grain or CVG 
  • 90% of boards have no knots, 10% of boards can have a small knot 1/4” diameter or less for every 8’.
  • Vertical grain orientation.
  • Occasional end split limited to 6” in length.
  • Wane limited to 1/8” x 15% of length on back face for 1” thickness, 1/4” x 15% of length on back face for 5/4” & 2” thicknesses.
  • Back face can have some skip dressing/torn grain or voids.
  • Natural wood characteristics allowed (burled grain and color variation)
  • Will contain both heart and sap colors, no blue sap stain.
  • Great choice when looking for a high quality appearance.
Clear
  • 90% of boards have no knots, 10% of boards can have a small knot 1/4” diameter or less for every 8’.
  • Flat grain orientation.
  • Occasional end split limited to 6” in length.
  • Wane limited to 1/8” x 15% of length on back face for 1” thickness, 1/4” x 15% of length on back face for 5/4″ & 2″ thicknesses.
  • Back face can have some skip dressing/torn grain or voids.
  • Natural wood characteristics allowed (burled grain and color variation)
  • Will contain both heart and sap colors, no blue sap stain.
  • Great choice when looking for a high quality appearance.
Select
  • 75% of boards have no knots, 25% of boards can have a knot up to ¼” diameter every 1’ or up to 1” diameter for every 4’.
  • Flat grain orientation.
  • Occasional end split limited to 6” in length.
  • Wane limited to 1/8” x 15% of length on back face for 1” thickness, 1/4” x 15% of length on back face for 5/4” & 2” thicknesses.
  • Back face can have some skip dressing/torn grain or voids.
  • Natural wood characteristics allowed (gum pocket, burled grain and color variation)
  • Will contain both heart and sap colors, no blue sap stain.
  • Great choice for a value priced high quality grade with few knots.
Tight Knot
  • Knots are sound and tight.
  • No size or quantity limitation on knots, can be star checked with voids up to 1/8” wide x 1/4” deep.
  • Can have black ring knot on face, but knot must be ingrown on back face.
  • Flat grain orientation.
  • Occasional end split limited to 6” in length and slight surface checking is allowed.
  • Wane limited to 1/8” x 15% of length on back face for 1” thickness, 1/4” x 15% of length on back face for 5/4” & 2” thicknesses.
  • Back face can have some skip dressing/torn grain or voids.
  • Natural wood characteristics allowed (peck, ingrown bark, birdseye, gum pocket, burled grain and color variation)
  • Will contain both heart and sap colors.
  • Pine is limited to 10% blue sap stain, no open pitch pockets, but may have up to 10% sappy grain.
  • Great choice when a knotty appearance is required.

Finishing and Maintenance Recommendations

Product Preparation Required Recommended Finish Application Average Length of Maintenance Cycle Required Maintenance Steps
Designer Cedar Tight Knot, Select or Vertical Grain None, it comes dried and sanded ready for prefinishing Sikkens SRD Oil Finish or Sikkens WBSRD Waterbase Finish 1 coat on all sides and ends 1 to 3 years depending on traffic and exposure to the sun Prior to refinishing, mix cleaning solution of 2 oz. TSP, 1 quart bleach, 3 quarts of water. Using a pump garden sprayer, spray solution on a wetted deck, let sit 15 minutes, and the power was. Allow to dry 2 days, then apply one coat of Sikkens SRD Finish.
Designer Cedar Vertical Grain None, it comes dried and sanded ready for prefinishing if desired With Vertical Grain grade you have the option to not apply a finish and allow it to weather to a soft silver gray or use the same finishes recommended above 1 coat on all sides and ends 1 to 3 years depending on traffic and exposure to the sun Same as above if decking is finished. If not finished, clean with cleaning solution of 2 oz. TSP, 1 quart bleach, and 3 quarts of water. Using a pump garden sprayer, spray solution on a wetted deck, let sit 15 minutes, and then power wash.

Display Photos

Completed Projects

Unfinished samples available-package of 3 for $15.00.
Custom Prefinished samples available for $13.00 each

Contact 715-479-5559 or sales @kwaterskibros.com