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PAN ABODE creates a Building Package that fits each individual customer's architectural and budget requirements. You are free to substitute our common material specifications with almost any material commonly used in building the structure.

However, in order to establish a common ground by which a customer may compare our prices and understand what is included in our Building Package, we have developed the following Material Specifications. Included are high quality materials that meet the structural requirements of our Building Systems, while also providing the best value. If you desire a product that does not appear in the following specifications, please request the information and Pan Abode will do our very best to meet each and every customer's needs.

Material Specification Organization: Wall components are described first by system, then followed by components that are common to all Building Systems. Floor, Windows, Doors, Beams, Roof, Trim, etc.

Price Estimate Flexibility: Request and receive your free price estimate! You may mix and match between our Building Systems or specify entirely different materials than are included in our Common Material Specifications. Fill out the 'Let's Get Started' Estimate form included with the Idea Book by noting the Building System specifications you desire. We will then provide you with your specific Custom Building Package price estimate.

Free Materials Consulting Service: We will assist you in selecting any of the materials for your custom home. For example, if we are aware of the climate and solar conditions of your building location, we can advise you on the proper materials and insulation requirements for your site. Vinyl windows are the number one selling window in America, but perhaps you desire a wood clad window or solid fir window, etc. This same concept applies to Exterior Siding, Doors, Roof Systems, Roof Coverings, etc. Let Pan Abode help you make the most valuable decision concerning material and item selection.

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Other Items & Materials Available: Also available through PAN ABODE are Sun Rooms, Additions, Garages, Guest Cabins, Skylights, Stair Packages, Roof Coverings, exterior deck materials, wood finishing materials, and a wide variety of consumer options including floor covering, cabinets, appliances, plumbing fixtures, and lighting fixtures.

 

Wall Systems

Post&Beam Wall System:

Post&Beam, the simplicity of the name defines the system. Exposed Glu-Laminated West Coast Douglas Fir Posts or concealed 4”x 4” and or 4”x 6” posts are spaced at 4’ to 6’ center lines in walls supporting the load bearing Glu-Laminated Roof or Floor Beams above. Hence; the name Post&Beam. Exposed posts are machine/hand prepped to exceed Architectural Appearance grading standards for West Coast Glu-Laminated Posts & Beams.

Wall Studs & Framing....

Included are kiln-dried 2x6 at 16” centerlines for the exterior walls. For the interior walls, kiln-dried 2x4 at 16” center lines or 2x6 as required.

Sheathing....

Included is 1⁄2” CDX plywood that adheres to the highest grading standards for West Coast Mills.

Moisture/Infiltration & Vapor barrier....

Included is Breathable House Wrap at exterior.

Exterior Siding....

Included is Select Knot (SK) Western Red Cedar, Kiln-Dried and selected for grain structure and appearance. The most visible product on your PAN ABODE Cedar home will be the Western Red Cedar Siding. The quality, selection, and processing of this Cedar is of ultimate importance to Pan Abode Cedar Homes.

Siding Profiles....
  • Custom Textured 1x6 Shiplap Siding provided in random lengths. The textured (rough) surface is intended as the exposed surface. Standard application is vertical.
  • PAN ABODE Pattern Tongue & Groove 1x6, or 1x8 is profiled to replicate the PAN ABODE Timber Walls. The smooth surface is the exposed surface. Standard application is horizontal.

Options and/or Upgrades:

Exterior Sidings....
  • Clear Cedar Shake Siding
  • Clear or Select Knot Bevel Siding
  • Cedar or Pine “D-LOG” Siding
  • "HardiPlank" Cement Fiber Siding
  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Vinyl
  • "DryVit" etc.
Insulation Packages....

Typical with 2x6 construction is R-21 Fiberglass Batt insulation with Poly Vapor Barrier. Double Blanket R-27 or R-34 Insulation System. Rigid foam insulation is added to the exterior. Framing may be required.

Interior Wall Finishes....
  • Interior wall finish 1/2” Gypsum Drywall
  • 1x6 or 1x8 – SK tongue & groove Cedar
  • 1x6 SK ship-lap Cedar
  • 1x6 SK tongue & groove Whitewood
  • 1” or 1⁄2” Clear Cedar or fir tongue & groove.

Note: TROPICAL CLIMATE all framing materials are treated and studs are 2”x 4” unless change is requested or required.

 

Phoenix Timber Wall System:

WALL CONFIGURATIONS

Wall Timbers are Laminated Kiln-Dried Western Red Cedar, Select Knot (SK) precision milled on four sides to create a tongue & groove connection. The wall timbers are precision end cut to exact length, labeled, wrapped and ready for on-site assembly.

Phoenix Single Timber Wall System....

Wall timbers are laminated 5x8 (3 1/2") to meet Energy Code requirements in the United States as well as International construction. Wall timbers are appearance graded for exposure of the two faces.

Phoenix Energy Wall System....

Wall Timbers are 3x8 wall timbers of laminated cedar graded for one face exposure. The interior wall surface is covered with a rigid insulation.

Included are....

  • Framing is kiln-dried 2x4 Furring at 24" centerlines applied on the interior timber wall face. (Can be further upgraded for thicker insulation to obtain higher R values).
  • Insulation is R-19.9 Rigid Foam. (Can be further upgraded to obtain higher R values).

Phoenix D-Log Wall System

Wall Timbers are laminated 6x8. D-Log profile pattern towards the exterior, standard Phoenix Timber profile towards the interior.

Wall Columns....

Wall Columns are incorporated into the exterior timber walls as building corners (at 90 degrees and various angles) and also spaced in-line for connection of the wall timbers. These glu-laminated columns are machine prepped architectural grade West Coast Douglas Fir. All columns include a precision dado for wall timber connections, are sanded on four sides, labeled, wrapped and ready for on site assembly.

Optional Classic Corners interlocking the corner wall timbers at 90 degrees are available to replace corner columns.

Interior Walls and Interior Wall Finishes....

All interior walls are 2x4 or 2x6 frame as required. Interior finish provided by your Builder.

Options and/or Upgrades Available:

  • Typical interior wall finish is assumed as 1/2" gypsum drywall.
  • 1x6 SK tongue & groove cedar or whitewood.
  • Interior walls can be upgraded to solid cedar 3x8 or 5x8.
  • 1x6 SK ship lap cedar.
  • 1x8 SK tongue & groove cedar to match the wall timbers.
  • 1" or 1/2" Clear cedar or fir tongue & groove.

Tropical Climates....

NOTE: TROPICAL CLIMATES timbers are 3x8 for Tropical Climates, all framing materials are Treated and studs are 2x4 unless change is requested or required.

 

Two Story & Homes with Lofts:

The upper stories on our 2nd level homes are with Exterior Timber Walls at the first level. The upper levels and lofts are Post&Beam construction with matching 1x Cedar Pattern profiled siding at the exterior surface. On many of the plans you may upgrade the upper level walls to solid cedar timber walls for an additional charge.

 

Classic Timber Wall System:

Since 1952 PAN ABODE has manufactured a Danish style (Classic) interlocking notch that allows precision milled wall timbers to connect at 90 degrees and create a locked in place joint. Corner Timber "stubs" are visible from the exterior of the building.

WALL CONFIGURATIONS

Wall Timbers are Solid Air-Dried Western Red Cedar, Select Knot (SK) precision milled on four sides to create a tongue & groove connection. The wall timbers are precision end cut to exact length, notched to create lock joints at corners, labeled, wrapped and ready for on site assembly.

Single Timber Wall System....

Wall timbers are laminated 4x6 (3 1/2") to meet Energy Code requirements in the United States as well as International construction. Wall timbers are appearance graded for exposure of the two faces.

Energy Wall System - (R-21)....

are 3x6 wall timbers, the interior wall surface is covered with R-19.9 rigid insulation. Included are kiln-dried 2x4" furring at 24" centerlines applied on the interior timber wall face. The Energy Wall System can be further upgraded with thicker insulation to obtain higher R values.

Double Wall System....

are 2-3x6 timber walls with a Standard R-21 rigid insulation between, ask for details.

Interior Walls....

Some of the interior walls (walls that support overhead beams that span from the exterior timber walls) will be either 4x6 to match the exterior 4x6 walls or 3x6 to match the exterior 3x6 walls. The remaining interior walls are provided as 2x4 or 2x6. Interior finish provided by your builder.

Options and/or Upgrades Available:

  • Typical interior wall finish is assumed as 1/2" gypsum drywall
  • 1x8 SK tongue & groove cedar
  • Interior walls can be upgraded to solid cedar 3x6 or 4x6
  • 1x6 SK ship lap cedar
  • 1x6 SK tongue & groove cedar to match the wall timbers
  • 1" or 1/2" Clear cedar or fir tongue & groove

Tropical Climate....

NOTE: TROPICAL CLIMATE timbers are 3x6 for Tropical Climates, all framing materials are Treated and studs are 2x4 unless change is requested or required.

 

Two Story & Homes with Lofts:

The upper stories on our 2nd level homes are with Exterior Timber Walls at the first level. The upper levels and lofts are Post&Beam construction with matching 1x Cedar Pattern profiled siding at the exterior surface. On many of the plans you may upgrade the upper level walls to solid cedar timber walls for an additional charge.

 

Common Components

Specifications Common to all Building Systems with Options

MAIN FLOOR SYSTEM....

Floor Framing: 9 1/2" Wood I-Beam Engineered Floor Joists at 16" centerlines over Basements, Kiln-Dried 2x10 Floor Joists at 16" centerlines over crawl spaces.

Subfloor: 3/4" Tongue & Groove Plywood - underlayment grade. Screws and glue are included for precision installation.

Options and/or Upgrades available:

  • Floor Joists 2x6, 2x8, 2x12 Kiln-Dried Joists at 16' center lines.
  • 1 1/8' tongue & groove Plywood Subfloor-underlayment grade
  • 5/8' tongue & groove Plywood Subfloor - underlayment grade
  • Fiberglass Batt Floor Insulation; R-19, R-30, or other.
  • Treated Mudsill & Girders

For FAR EAST and TROPICS - Floor Framing is 2x8 Kiln-Dried Joists at 16' centerlines. Tropical Climates include Treated Floor Joists & Plywood.

LOFT & SECOND FLOOR SYSTEM....

Floor Beams: Glu-laminated Floor Beams are West Coast Douglas Fir Architectural Machined Appearance Grade, sized and spaced as required for design flexibility.

Floor Framing: 9 1/2" Wood I-Beam Engineered Floor Joists at 16' centerlines.

Subfloor: 3/4" Tongue & groove Plywood - underlayment grade. Screws and glue are included for precision installation.

Options and/or Upgrades Available:.

  • Typical interior ceiling finish assumed is 5/8' Gypsum Drywall.
  • Kiln-Dried 2x Floor Joists at 16' centerlines.
  • 2x6 Tongue & Groove Kiln-Dried Select Knot Whitewood or Cedar Floor Decking installed over exposed Glu-laminated Beams. Includes 5/8" Particleboard Underlayment.
  • 1x6 Tongue & Groove Kiln-dried Whitewood or Shiplap Kiln- dried Select-Knot Cedar Ceiling Liner in place of Drywall.

For FAR EAST and TROPICS, Open Loft Designs include, Glu-laminated Beams, 2x6 Whitewood Floor Decking, and 5/8" Particleboard Underlayment.

ROOF SYSTEM....

Roof Beams: Glu-laminated Roof Beams are West Coast Douglas Fir Architectural Machined Appearance Grade sized and spaced at 4' to 6' spacing or as required for design flexibility.

Vented Roof Rafter System: 2x12 Kiln-dried Rafters at 24' centerlines.

Roof Sheathing: CDX Plywood.

Barge & Fascia: built-up Select Knot Western Red Cedar.

Soffit Material: At the underside of the Exterior Eaves & Gable Overhangs included is 1x6 Tongue & Groove Kiln-dried Whitewood Soffiting with continuous Metal Screen Eaves vent.

Options and/or Upgrades Available:

  • Insulation- R-38 (Dense-Batt for 2x12 roof cavity), R-32 (5' Rigid Foam Insulation, Plywood, and 2x8 Rafters). Several additional insulation packages are available.
  • Rafters - Wood I-Beam Engineered Roof with either deep rafters 11 7/8' (for R-38 Dense Batt) sized as required for insulation and engineering at 24' centerlines.
  • Pre-manufactured Trusses replace both Roof Beams and Roof Rafter Framing
  • Typical interior ceiling finish assumed is 5/8' Gypsum Drywall.
  • 2x6 Tongue & Groove Kiln-dried Select-Knot Whitewood or Cedar Floor Decking installed over exposed Glu-laminated Roof beams.
  • 1x6 Tongue & Groove Kiln-dried Whitewood or Shiplap Select-Knot Cedar Liner. Installed to the rafter underside.

For Far East, and Tropics, includes Glu-laminated Beams, and 2x6 Whitewood Decking in lieu of the Vented Cavity Roof. Insulation is not included.

EXTERIOR DOORS....

Front Entry Door: Select your Front Entry Door from the following standard doors:

  • Raised 15 Panel Fir Entry door, pre-hung, double bored and ready to install,
  • Fiberglass Insulated Entry door, pre-hung, double bored and ready to install, with molded wood grain (paint or stain to match any color scheme).
  • Metal Raised Panel Insulated Entry door, pre-hung, double bored and ready to install.

Included, if shown on the Standard Plans or in our Idea Book are: Sidelights, French Doors, Double French Doors, Double 15 Panel Fir Doors, Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors etc.

Other Standard Exterior doors: (other than Front') are Solid Core "Flush" Oak pre-hung, double bored and ready to install, Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors or as shown on the Standard Plan.

Exterior doors, except Sliding Doors, include lever handle Keylocks and cylinder style Deadbolts.

Exterior Doors are individually inspected and cardboard boxed prior to shipping.

Options and/or Upgrades Available:

PAN ABODE recognizes the importance of exterior doors in custom designing your home. Please feel free to request a door brochure to identify any Custom Manufactured doors that you desire. Whether it is Aluminum Clad Wood Doors, All Clear Fir Wood Sliding Glass Doors, Heat Mirror Glass French Doors, Low E Glass Doors etc., most manufactured doors are available to Pan Abode, and can be included as part of your Cedar Home Package.

INTERIOR DOORS....

Standard interior swinging doors: Solid Core "Flush" Oak, pre hung, single bore and ready to install.

Interior Doors are individually inspected and cardboard boxed prior to shipping.

Interior doors include lever handle hardware.

Standard Closet doors: are Hollow Core "Flush" Oak Bi-fold.

Interior Doors are individually inspected and cardboard boxed prior to shipping.

Interior doors include std. pull hardware.

Options and/or Upgrades Available:

  • Fir Raised Panel swinging doors or Bi-pass closet doors.
  • Mirrored Bi-fold and Bi-pass doors.
  • Alternatives available are Hollow core doors, Wood-fiber doors, etc.

WINDOWS....

Standard Window: Energy efficient lifetime warranty vinyl double-glazed insulated glass windows with screens. All windows meet or exceed AAMA/NWWDA window standards. Featuring sliding operation, awning, casement roto-hardware and custom designs as drawn on our standard plans and the Idea Book'.

Windows are individually inspected and cardboard boxed prior to shipping.

Options and/or Upgrades Available:

  • Upgrade a standard sliding window to a Root-Casement, Jalousie, Single Hung, Awning, etc.
  • Upgrade the window glazing to High Performance Energy Saving Glass such as Low E, Argon, and Heat Mirror.
  • Upgrade a standard Vinyl Window to Clad Wood Windows, Clear Fir All Wood Windows, etc
  • Other glazed products available are Custom Designed Sunrooms, Garden Windows, Skywalls, and Velux' Skylights.

PAN ABODE recognizes the importance of windows in custom designing your home. Please feel free to identify any manufactured window desired. PAN ABODE personnel are knowledgeable about the qualities of most manufacturer's windows. They will be happy to discuss the pros and cons of each product. Almost all manufactured windows are available through PAN ABODE.

Standard Windows for the Tropics are single glazed.

CEDAR TRIM & HARDWARE PACKAGE....

Interior Trim

Clear Western Red Cedar is provided for all Interior Trim as the window liners, window casing, door casing, beam and ceiling trim. (Not applicable as interior base trim).

Exterior Trim

Provided for the Exterior Trim is Premium Grade Select Knot Western Red Cedar. For windows installed in Cedar timber walls, Clear Western Red Cedar is provided as the exterior trim.

Hardware Package:

Phoenix System - self tapping timber wall screws required per plan along with caulking/glue,

Classic System - starter timber & tension tie screws required per plan along with caulking.

Post & Beam System - Stainless Steel nails for exterior Cedar application (siding & trim) along with caulking.

Metal Construction Connectors by Simpson Strong-Tie are included such as straps, floor joist hangers, connectors required for wood construction. Custom fabricated beam hangers and connectors are included as well when they apply. (Connectors that are submersed in concrete are to be provided by your builder).

Classic Timber System only includes a Cable Roof Anchorage Package.

Optional and/or Upgrades Available:

  • Upgrade Beam Hangers to hidden' Spline Hangers or Stainless Steel are available.
  • Nails for framing by hand are available.

OPTIONAL STAIRS....

Optional Interior Stairs:

  • Closed Riser Interior Stair includes Kiln-Dried 2x Stringers and treads, Landing if applicable, and Mushroom Hand Rail with brackets
  • Open Riser Stair includes Glu-Laminated Stringers and Treads, Metal tread attachment hardware, Landing if applicable, and Mushroom Hand Rail with Brackets
  • Interior stair rail for open configurations and Floor edge guard rail Priced by Plan configuration and included with stair.
  • Newel type Rail system will be assumed and consists of Whitewood Newels, Railing, and Balusters. Newel spacing as required for design flexibility

OPTIONAL BASEMENTS-DAYLIGHT & OTHER BASEMENTS....

Basements provide inexpensive space to a home.

Basements are shown on only a few of our Standard Plans. To add a basement to your home requires a simple design modification. The addition of a stairway will add this feature to almost any plan.

On a gently sloping building site, a Daylight Basement can generally double the living space at nearly 1/3 the cost of the Upper Level Home.

Custom Design your Basement for Living Space, Workshop, Recreation Room, Gym, Garage, etc.

Optional Basement Materials:

  • Matching exterior Siding, Windows, Doors, Glu-laminated
  • Beams, Framing, Cedar Trim, Stains, etc.

OPTIONAL GARAGES-ATTACHED & DETACHED....

Several of our Home Plans include Garages in their design. However, the pricing for all Garages is separate and is not included in the Standard Model Price.

Garages are available as Custom Designs and in all of our Wall Systems. Standard Garage Designs and material specifications are detailed on the Garage Model Price Guide sheet.

Optional Garage Materials:

  • Cedar, Metal, or Composite Overhead Garage Doors, Roof Covering to match your House, Exterior Stain products, Upgraded Windows, Doors, etc.

ROOF COVERINGS....

Selections of Roof Coverings are numerous. Pan Abode can supply most any type of Roof Covering desired. Metal, Cedar Shake, Tile, Copper, Fiberglass/Asphalt Composition Shingles, 20 to 50 year warranties.

Optional Roof Covering Package:

  • includes Felt, Vented Ridge, & Flashings.

OPTIONAL EXTERIOR DECKS....

Most Common Decking Package' includes 5/4x4 Select Knot Western Red Cedar Deck Surface, Treated Joists, Cedar Balusters, Newels, and HandRail.

Other Available Deck Products:

  • 2x4, 2x6 Clear or Select-Knot Cedar.

  • All Weather Wood' or Treated Lumber.

  • Trex', Lumber alternatives made from Recycled Products, and is Low Maintenance.

OPTIONAL STAINS....

Stain Package' includes:

  • Exterior - The Sikkens Package is a two-coat application process. It is a Translucent finish that enhances the natural beauty of Cedar.
  • Interior - By Cabots. Clear Oil Finish to enhance the beauty of the interior Cedar Walls, Beams and Cedar Trim.

OPTIONAL CONSUMER ITEMS....

PAN ABODE offers a wide variety of Consumer Selected Items such as, Cabinets, Countertops, Carpet, Tile, Hardwood Flooring, Plumbing Fixtures, Lighting Fixtures, etc.

Consumer Options are priced at a minimum mark up over wholesale cost. Customers from all over the World visit and shop the Local Showrooms throughout the greater Seattle area. These items are gathered and shipped with the final load of your house.

 

Cabin Kit Specifications

Specifications for Non Energy Code Compliance: Can be applied to some of our std house plans - Ask for details

Post&Beam Wall System is kiln-dried 2x4 at 16” centerlines for the exterior walls. For the interior walls, kiln-dried 2x4 at 16” center lines or 2x6 as required for plumbing. Sheathing is 1⁄2” CDX plywood that adheres to the highest grading standards for West Coast Mills. Moisture/Infiltration & Vapor barrier included is Breathable House Wrap at exterior. Refer to Post&Beam specs above for wall coverings.

Phoenix Timber Wall System is 3x8 wall timbers are appearance graded for exposure of the two faces. Interior walls are framed.

Classic Timber Wall System is 3x6 wall timbers are appearance graded for exposure of the two faces. Interior walls are framed.

Main Floor system is 2x6 kiln-dried joists @ 16" centerlines with 3/4" underlayment grade subfloor.

Upper Floor System is 2x6 decking over 24f Glu-laminated floor beams.

Roof System is 2x6 T&G decking over 24f Glu-laminated roof beams.

Doors...Exterior is 6 pnl metal, Interior Doors and Int. trim is not incl in published price.

Windows....Dbl Glazed Vinyl with lifetime warranty.

Misc. Hardware, Ext. Cedar Trim, and Stainless steel nails included.

 

 

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