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Abodo® Vulcan Vertical Grain

Abodo Vulcan Vertical Grain is a premium exterior cladding option and sustainable alternative to old-growth Western Red Cedar. This exceptional cladding option is crafted from thermally modified Radiata Pine – a sustainably sourced, fast-growing timber. Through heat-treatment, the timber gains enhanced stability and durability, which in turn offers optimal coating performance. Abodo Vertical Grain cladding is an ideal choice for architects and homeowners who are seeking a high-performance, sustainable, and visually striking cladding solution.

At a glance


Radiata Pine


New Zealand

Modified timber

Thermally modified


Abodo Vulcan Vertical Grain is a premium cladding product, created from thermally modified New Zealand plantation timber and engineered with a vertical grain construction.


Abodo is usally supplied coated, however if left to weather naturally, Abodo will turn to a light grey colour over time.


Rapidly renewable species which is sustainably sourced from fast-growing New Zealand plantation timber. FSC certified. EPD available.

SiOO:X coating

Abodo Vulcan Vertical Grain is ideal for factory coating with SiOO:X system to achieve a consistent weathered look at an accelerated rate.


Outstanding durability (Class 1 - 3 BS EN 350-2) due to thermal modification.


Available factory coated SiOO:X Light Grey, Mid Grey or Original. Also suitable also for coating with Woca oil.


Growth rings run from face to face, giving a refined vertical grain appearance, which is free of knots.


Low - classified by BS EN 350-2 as approximately 420 Kg/m³ at a moisture content of approximately 6-8%.

Fire retardant

Not currently suitable for treatment with fire retardant.


Highly versatile, suitable for most types of cladding application. Custom sizes, including wide sections and fins available.


The combination of thermal treatment and the vertical grain orientation yields a remarkably stable timber. This allows for the utilisation of wider boards while maintaining exceptional performance.

Surface finishes

Can be produced in a Wire Brushed or Skimmed finish.

See how Abodo® Vulcan Vertical Grain compares with other species

Expert View

With a beautiful straight grain, and superior dimensional stability, this timber can withstand even the toughest environments. Vulcan Vertical Grain is a genuine, rapidly renewable alternative to durable old growth timber.
Image of Daniel Gudsell Daniel Gudsell Managing Director - Abodo

Profile options

Choose from the following Abodo face-fix and secret-fix profiles.

We offer a limited range of stock profiles, available in select finishes for projects which require a shorter lead time. Please note that additional processes like coatings will extend lead times on these products.

Surface finishes

Learn more about our range of cladding surface finishes; from smooth, planed boards, to textured finishes specifically developed to enhance coating performance.


Skimming the face of each board provides a clean, unblemished fine-sawn finish.
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Wire brushed

Wire brushing accentuates the grain and creates a beautifully textured surface.
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Coated options

Abodo Vulcan Vertical Grain can be factory coated with SiOO:X for a weathered appearance at an accelerated rate.

Woca oil

A coloured finish that allows the natural beauty of timber to shine through.
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SiOO:X Wood Protection eliminates differential weathering and provides a consistently weathered tone.
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Recommended fixings

F-BohrFix® ZB Screws

Secret fix

For optimal fastening of tongue and groove cladding.

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Face fix

Compensation strip designed to prevent direct contact between timber elements.

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Russwood Battening System


Non-toxic, engineer-assessed, method of fixing timber cladding. Circular economy ready.

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Securo Firebreather Cavity Barriers


Securo Firebreather Cavity Barrier is a patented two component product consisting of a stainless steel mesh and an intumescent strip

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Frequently asked questions

How much is Abodo Vulcan Vertical Grain cladding?

Uncoated Abodo Vulcan Vertical Grain cladding starts from £88 per m² excluding VAT. Prices are based on a minimum quantity of 50 m² and coatings add an additional cost of approximately £20-25 per m². Prices are subject to change due to the fluctuating prices of timber and should be used as a guide only. For the most up-to-date prices please contact our sales team.

Can you help with NBS specification?

Yes, Russwood’s dedicated Architect Liaison Team can assist architects with selecting the best timber cladding species, coatings and fixings for their projects, ensuring both the performance and aesthetic requirements are met. We can also assist with writing the H21 (external timber cladding) National Building Specification (NBS). Find out more about the services we offer to architects.

How do I order Abodo Vulcan Vertical Grain cladding?

To receive a quotation or place an order, get in touch with our Technical Sales Team who will be happy to assist.

Can I order a sample of Abodo Vulcan Vertical Grain cladding?

Samples can be ordered by contacting our sales team who can assist with selecting the most suitable cladding for your project and send out appropriate samples.

How does Abodo Vulcan Vertical Grain cladding compare to other species?

Our handy Cladding Comparison table allows you to compare species information and timber properties at a glance.

Where do you deliver to?

We offer UK wide delivery on all of our products. Please contact our sales team for a quote.