Pacific Northwest-based Defiance Forest Products announced the nationwide availability of a line of vertical grain Western Red Cedar engineered cladding, according to co-owner Terry Tebb.

Marketed under the Rainier Plank brand name, the products are rated for both interior and exterior applications and are available in tongue-and-groove board with a micro-V or fine line profile. 

Defiance can create thirty-two 1/16” Rainier Plank veneers from one full-thickness board. Available dimensions include 1”x4”, 1”x6”, 1”x8”, and 2”x6”. All sizes are available in lengths from 8 feet to 16 feet.

“Rainier Plank delivers a premium cedar veneer adhered to a cost-conscious sustainable cedar core,” Tebb said. “This gives fabricators and contractors a straighter, stronger, ultra-premium engineered wood cladding that is 40% less expensive and longer-lasting than full-thickness clear grade.”

As Rainier Plank products are made in the USA, they are more easily stocked, with shorter lead times, and a greater number of available lengths. They are sustainable and environmentally friendly, with a natural look and feel, and a luxury aesthetic.

The PVA-based adhesives meet the EPA’s TSCA Title VI Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products. They are the highest performing in the industry and maintain their integrity throughout the life of the product. The product is easy to work with and install, so the process is simple when it comes to getting a project done on time and within budget.

All Rainier Plank Products feature a 10-year limited warranty.