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Post & Beam Material Specifications

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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.


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.

Refer to the Common Components page for what is included in every Pan Abode package.

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