Scouten White Cedar is your source for quality white cedar lumber at reasonable prices.
Ontario White Cedar & How We Process It
White cedar is one of the most decay-resistant woods in North America, so it lasts outside for decades; it is perfect for a huge range of outdoor structures, such as decks, docks, fences, sheds, barns, pergolas, gazebos, raised garden beds, picnic tables, saunas, chairs, rockers, siding, roofing, verandas and more! It is also such a beautiful wood that it is used extensively for indoor paneling, wainscoting, ceilings and floors.
We bring in white cedar logs, harvested in Ontario, by the truckload. We cut the logs into various sized boards using two Wood-Mizer LT15 electric band saws, and use a Silver moulder to change the rough boards into finished fence board, deck board, tongue and groove, channel board, balusters, etc
Recently, we added a Cantek tilting head resaw to our machinery line. As a resaw, it allows us greatly increased flexibility in filling orders, since we can quickly and accurately change thicker boards into thinner ones eg one 4 x 4 x 8 into 4 pieces of 1 x 4 x 8. Because it tilts, we can produce beautiful beveled cedar siding, with either a planed or rough surface, with or without a rabbet.
Standard & Custom Sizes Available
We produce a wide range of standard sizes, in lengths up to 16 feet, and can also cut to your specifications. Find out more about Our Products.
Because we are owner-operated, we care about our business and our customers. We will do our best to give you excellent quality white cedar lumber, when you want it. Since our home is adjacent to our mills and storage areas, our hours of operation can be quite flexible. Because our overhead costs are lower than those of larger stores, you will find our prices very competitive.
Who Are We?
We are the team of Larry and June Scouten, and we both taught high school for many years at South Carleton High School in Richmond, 20 minutes drive from our farm north of Smiths Falls. After retiring from teaching, we gradually got into the cedar lumber business, prompted by the devastation of cedar forests caused by the Ice Storm, and an appreciation of how long cedar fences and structures lasted, gained during our many years of raising beef cattle.
With 3 kids of our own, 5 grandchildren, a black lab, and 2 cats, we have a strong appreciation for living things; we enjoy meeting people and explaining why we feel so positive about white cedar and its products.