FAQs

Q: What sizes of cedar lumber is available at Prairie Cedar?

A: We carry a full selection of cedar boards, dimensional lumber and timbers in multiple widths, lengths and in different grades for your various project applications.  In addition, we carry solid wood tongue & groove boards, cedar sidings, shakes & shingles. For a full description of these items, please refer to the “Materials” link on the main page of this site.

Q: How do I know which grade of cedar I need?

A: A great question! Some applications demand a higher grade than others. For finishing materials, furniture or prominent features, “clear” cedar is often a good choice. For a more rustic look and feel, choose a knotty cedar. Some lumber sizes are also available in a mid grade, called “patio clear.” This grade offers great structural properties and is well priced.

Q: I have a project, but I’m not sure how to start – can you help?

A: Yes.  The experienced and dedicated team at Prairie Cedar can help with the planning stages of your project.  We can assist with custom designs, as well as pre-packaged projects to meet your needs. You can reach a team member at 403-381-3833.

To help us help you with your project, there are a few things you can do:

  • your pictures, basic measurements and other unique information are very helpful.  For this reason, every major project type is listed on the main web page under the “Projects” link. There you will find a list of suggestions to help you get started.

Q: Does Prairie Cedar carry any hardware?

A: Yes, fence and deck hardware and a great selection of quality accessories.

Q: I have completed my project.  How do I protect it from the elements?

A: Prairie Cedar offers a great selection of wood preparation treatments, wood finishes, and natural stains suitable for in or outdoor use. Click on the “Stains & Sundries” link at the bottom of the Materials list on the main page for full details.

Q: Can I see some of your previous work?

A: Of course – we have a gallery of pictures which display the many projects we have assisted in creating with our customers. View our projects

Q: What types of payment do you accept?

A: VISA, MasterCard, Debit, or Cash.

Q: Do you offer a delivery service?

A: Yes, local deliveries are available Monday to Friday within within Lethbridge city limits at a $90.00 charge. Regional deliveries with our trucks charged at $3.00 per loaded kilometer.

Q: What are your hours of operation?

A: Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm
Saturday (March – October): 8am – Noon
Saturday (November- February): Closed
Full details are on main page under the “Contact” link.

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