White Cedar Siding for Architects

Custom milling white cedar siding since 1971, we provide high quality products for professionals. White cedar lumber is prized for its versatility and durability. From warm, fresh tones to its classic silver patina, there is nothing like it. See our work in architectural media and a range of luxury homes and institutions. 

Atlantic White Cedar & Northern White Cedar

Also known as Eastern Cedar and Arborvitae, white cedar wood is NE indigenous, but valued across the US. Our collaborations with design professionals seeking custom milled profiles prove a point: White Cedar is timeless. See what various architecture firms have done with it here.   


White Cedar Siding examples

Brooklyn’s Barker Freeman Design Office uses our custom milled Atlantic White Cedar siding in various profiles and settings, from rural to urban to beach, satisfying both aesthetic and sustainability demands.


Global firm Kieran Timberlake sourced for two East Coast LEED institutional projects, using 50,000+ board feet of reclaimed cedar tank wood for siding and rain screen. They also re-purposed our reclaimed Coney Island boardwalk for several exterior areas and furniture.


Robert Gross, AIA|LEED AP, custom mills with us for residential creations to optimize volume, light and shadow dynamics. His projects mix modern and traditional styles, giving Northern White Cedar opportunities to  define and accentuate spaces in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Boston’s Wolf Architects used new and reclaimed wood for a LEED-awarded rebuild and an addition, creating exteriors and interiors with our varied sustainable, milled woods.

Species & Provenance
We source & stock Sustainable products. New wood from managed forests, plus Rare & Reclaimed or Recovered Old Growth wood from rivers and structures. Both offer LEED credits for projects.

Milling Options We craft our products to standard profiles and are well known for custom milling per specifications from architects and designers. We make horizontal, vertical and diagonal siding, from shiplap to clapboard to tongue & groove and more – plus many versions of each. Siding is a decision to make with an architect, designer or contractor, but we’re always willing to share our experience and perspectives.

Our Decking options include Redwood, White Cedar, Ipé, Angelique, Cumaru, , Ekki, Greenheart, Locust & others. 

Some came from Coney Island and other boardwalks, originally from Africa and South America last century.

We also supply and mill for other exterior projects like Pergolas, Porticos, and even new ‘old’ barns. We’ll cover you, literally, with the best wood for whatever project.

From covered bridge to 70’s Modern to Woods Hole Lab and more, we’re proud of our white cedar siding and many other select products.  Please call to arrange a visit.

White Cedar Lumber Company & Mission

WCLC was started by our father, the architect Wifred Armster as Wood, Steel and Glas (Dutch spelling) to ensure a supply and precise milling of his favorite wood, Atlantic White Cedar. We’re still family run, hands-on and well-known for the products and service he originated.

We built on his beliefs with a wider range of new, rare, reclaimed, and renewed woods that are Old Growth, Tropical, European, and Sustainable. Milled for exterior and interior by experienced millwrights, we offer huge beams, boardwalk, barn board, live edge slabs, veneer, 45′ pier logs,  custom wood countertops and more.   

Mission- To help people utilize the beauty and integrity of White Cedar and other sustainable woods.