Emmer Brothers Cedar Inc

On Jackrabbit Lane in Belgrade, Montana
22 Dynamo Drive - Belgrade, MT 59714
Toll Free: 1-800-952-3164 or Local Phone: 406-388-1906
Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm MST

We strive to provide the finest service and products so our customers can make intelligent choices leading to excellent results on their projects.

Alaskan Yellow Cedar Decking


Available Dimensions:

  5/4" x 6" Radius Edge Decking

  2" x 4" Eased Edge Railing

  4" x 4" Eased Edge Smooth Posts

Benefits of Yellow Cedar Decking

Alaskan Yellow Cedar is a specialty softwood that is distinctly different from other cedars in color, strength and hardness. Its yellow color, extreme strength, and dimensional stability have made Alaskan Yellow Cedar a favorite for exterior applications, but it has many interior uses as well. Products manufactured from Alaskan Yellow Cedar include posts, timbers, bridge decking, ship lumber, doors, windows, and pattern stock. Because Alaskan Yellow Cedar is hard, resistant to wear and does not splinter easily, it also makes excellent flooring and has been used for years as stadium seating in outdoor sports facilities. Finally, it is an excellent choice for exterior patio decks.

Alaskan Yellow Cedar is a unique softwood that makes it very desirable for applications where beauty, durability, dimensional stability and strength are important. Kiln-dried Alaskan Yellow Cedar offers the following characteristics.

AYC Deck

• Alaskan Yellow Cedar has a distinctive and uniform yellow color that will weather to silver-gray over time.
• It is fine textured and has a straight grain.
• Alaskan Yellow Cedar is notable for its durability and longevity.
• It is naturally resistant to rot, decay, insect damage and, in saltwater applications, to marine borers.
• Alaskan Yellow Cedar is considerably harder than most commercially available softwoods.
• It resists splitting and slivering, and is highly resistant to wear.
• Kiln-dried Alaskan Yellow Cedar is dimensionally stable. Warp, cup, twist and shrinkage are minimal.
• It is easy to cut, rip, mill and sand with regular woodworking tools.
• Alaskan Yellow Cedar contains no pitch or resins.
• Alaskan Yellow Cedar is an excellent choice for exterior decks and other outdoor projects.
• Alaskan Yellow Cedar; beauty and elegance that will last for years.

AYC Tree

Installation Hints

SPACING: When using kiln-dried products, leave 1/4"-5/16"spacing (carpenter's pencil width) between boards.

FASTENING: When screwing at the extreme end of a board, you may wish to pre-drill to reduce the possibility of splitting. Do not over screw! Screws should be driven flush with the surface of the deck otherwise you create a hole which could hold water or dirt. Two screws in the face will always give the most holding power. Hidden deck fastener systems are also available. Hidden deck fasteners do not have the holding power of two screws in the face but they do have a cleaner look with the screws out of sight.

STAINING & FINISHING: We recommend Messmers UV+ semi-transparent stain. This is a penetrating natural stain which contains ultra-violet blockers and provides an excellent level of penetration and protection from the elements. Paints and solid stains are not recommended. Light colors are recommended over dark shades because they do not absorb heat as readily and will not become two-toned in high traffic areas.

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