One by twelve cedar planks were used to clad over existing structural timbers to create the beautiful effect of large cedar post and beam. The cedar was finished, sanded and stained to complement the soffit detail in this West Vancouver home.
Cedar is a popular timber for cladding over engineered structural post and beam. It adds to the homes ambiance giving it a more natural, warm feel which suits west coast living by bringing a touch of the great outdoors into your home.
As with typical cedar post and beam construction, individual components may be joined together using plates, anchors, ties, saddles and a variety of other hardware and fasteners which are essential but sometimes unsightly. Using techniques such as built out framing and backing behind the cladding, the hardware can be hidden from view leaving the cedar exposed. In some cases, architectural hardware can be added and installed onto the finished cedar giving it the traditional look.
Cedar post and beam gives you more freedom in choosing the layout of your rooms. This means that your home, home extension or outdoor living space can be custom built to your desired floor plan design.
If you are looking for a reliable, high quality cedar cladding installation on your posts and beams give Boru Carpentry a call.