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01-09-2015 07:26 PM

Please help.

Does anyone recognize this wood? This is in a house I bought a few ago in WI. It is some sort of car-siding, on the wall above my fireplace. I want to find out what kind of wood this is so I can install the same kind on my kitchen ceiling.

I do not know the original color, but as you can see there is texture to it and there are no noticeable knots.

Thank You


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#1 posted 01-09-2015 08:04 PM

I believe it is called rough-sawn plywood. They come in 1/4” thick and are mostly used for outdoors.

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#2 posted 01-09-2015 08:07 PM

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#3 posted 01-09-2015 08:08 PM

T111 Fir siding.

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#4 posted 01-09-2015 08:08 PM

T111

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#5 posted 01-09-2015 08:10 PM

Thanks everyone, besides using T1-11, which come in 8×4 sheets do you know of anything else I could use that would be similar? My ceiling is 12 wide so I was hoping not to have to have seams.

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#6 posted 01-09-2015 08:16 PM

Lowes or HD sell single siding pcs. I think they are 6 or 8” wide by at least 12’ long. Pretty sure it has the same texture to them.

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#7 posted 01-09-2015 08:54 PM

Unless you put drywall (using tape and mud to hide the seams) or come up with some crazy way to hang vinyl flooring up on your ceiling …. you’re PROBABLY going to have seams with that 12’ width.

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#8 posted 01-09-2015 08:54 PM

Oh and WELCOME to LJs !

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#9 posted 01-09-2015 08:57 PM

Thanks JoeinGa.

Do I dare contact a saw mill to see if they can cut me what I need? I dont like to use this word, but I assume the price would be very high

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#10 posted 01-09-2015 10:01 PM

If T1-11 is installed right, you shouldn’t see any seams. You would only know where they are because seams would have more nails. If that’s a seam in your picture, it was not installed correctly.

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#11 posted 01-09-2015 10:44 PM

Ok guys I was able to get a picture of this wall from behind. From behind I can tell this is not plywood. I was able to see a stamp as well and I believe it says something Red Wood.

So is this just rough sawn red wood car siding.

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#12 posted 01-10-2015 02:52 AM

OK, so I did a little research and discovered that this is PALCO REDWOOD with the CRA stamp (California Redwood Association), I cant make out the other words/letters, but from what I have read is that this wood is hard to find and possibly is no longer available. Does anyone no more about PALCO REDWOOD?

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#13 posted 01-10-2015 08:34 AM

Here in California, that stuff is still common—-though pretty pricey these days. 1×6 T&G clear redwood, v-groove, resawn face. (Palco is a brand name—from the Pacific Lumber Co. mill in Scotia—don’t worry about it.)

Any decent lumber yard (I mean a real lumber yard, not a big box store) should be able to get it for you.

If you are going to paint it, you can use another species. Resawn clear cedar will have very similar texture

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#14 posted 01-10-2015 03:59 PM

That picture makes it easier to identify. Clear Heart Redwood, contains no sapwood. Expensive stuff.

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