Tongue and Groove is a type of siding in which a projecting rib on the edge of one board fits into a groove in the edge of an adjacent board. Tongue and Groove is commonly used for siding, ceilings, soffits and interior walls.
Common nominal dimensions are 1/2 x 4; 1 x 4 and 1 x 6.
Dark Red Meranti Tongue and Groove
Dark Red Meranti (Shorea ssp) aka Lauan and Philippine Mahogany is a 100% clear grade hardwood that is native to Southeast Asia. Despite its name, this wood is actually more brown in color.
Fir Larch Tongue and Groove
A mixture of Douglas Fir and Western Larch sold as either individual species or as one species grouping. The two species are intermixed because they have similar characteristics and are used in similar ways.
This species combination has the highest modulus of elasticity (MOE or E) value (the stiffness factor) of all North American softwoods. In strength properties, DF-L has the highest ratings of any Western softwood for fiber stress in bending, tension parallel to grain, horizontal shear, compression perpendicular and compression parallel to grain.
Hemlock Tongue and Groove
Heartwood is light reddish brown. Sapwood may be slightly lighter in color but usually isn’t distinguished from the heartwood. Occasionally contains dark streaks caused by bark maggots. The conspicuous growth rings can exhibit interesting grain patterns on flatsawn surfaces.
Hemlock Fir Tongue and Groove
Hem-Fir is a species combination of Western Hemlock and the true firs (Noble, California Red, Grand, Pacific Silver and White fir). With strength properties slightly below DF-L (and above DF-S), this is an extremely versatile species group and useful for multiple, general-purpose framing applications. In the structural framing grades, Hem-Fir is capable of meeting the span requirements of many installations.
Pine Tongue and Groove
Pines are evergreen, resinous, confier trees of which there are over 175 varieties and subspecies. Lakeside’s Lumber Pine Tongue products are typically made from Lodgepole Pine and other similar subspecies of Pine.
Red Balau Tongue and Groove
Red Balau (Shorea guiso) aka Red selangan, Red selangan batu, Guij, Balau merah, Membatu.
The Balau group of Shorea spp. are found on the Malay Peninsula, Indochina, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Most of the species are reported to be found in the forests of Borneo, Sumatra, and the Malay Peninsula. Dark red in color.
Western Red Cedar Tongue and Groove
Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) is a medium- to large-sized (rarely over 60 meters tall), evergreen, scale-leaved conifer. It is one of the most valuable conifers owing to the unique color, texture, and durability of its wood; it is also the provincial tree of B.C. The soft red-brown timber has a tight, straight grain and few knots. It is valued for its distinct appearance, aroma, and its high natural resistance to decay, being extensively used for outdoor construction in the form of posts, decking, shingles and siding.