Kebony Cladding

Natural Wood Made to Last.

Kebony is leading the way in sustainable and long-lasting real wood cladding. Our award-winning cladding projects have solidified Kebony as the go-to for America’s top architects. Kebony cladding is unmatched in beauty, durability, and sustainability.

All Kebony woods have a deep brown color that will turn to a silver-gray patina over time. The speed of this graying process depends on the intensity of exposure to environmental elements like the sun and rain combined with the type of application.

Click-In Cladding™

The Click-in Cladding™ System combines Kebony’s long-lasting wood cladding with the Grad® Mini Rail for a faster and more precise cladding install without the hassle and uncertainty of traditional hidden fastening methods. This rainscreen system utilizes a special cladding profile, expressly designed for the Mini Rail system, which precisely locks the Kebony Cladding Board into place quickly and easily.
Grad and Kebony have had a long-held partnership in Europe. Grad™ Concept’s parent company has been in business 170+ years and has a proven track record with Kebony products for more than a decade. Now, we are selling our products together as a complete system for the first time in North America.
  • Proven, easy-to-install rail system
  • Super-fast, click-in installation
  • Built-in rainscreen air space
  • Patented rail design
  • Long-lasting wood cladding
  • In-stock and ready to ship anywhere in the USA

Cladding Board

Our Clear grade Cladding Board was designed to give you the look you want without being overwhelmed with custom profile options. The grooves on the back of the board fit seamlessly with the Grad™ rail system, giving you the option of installing the board vertically or horizontally with two popular gap sizes to choose from.
  • Up to 35 year warranty against rot
  • No maintenance required
  • Fades to silver-gray patina when left unfinished
  • In stock, no custom milling require
  • One board with 2 gap size options

1×6 Clear Cladding Board (#2682)
Actual Dimensions: 13/16″ x 5 11/16″
Lengths: 10′, 12′, 14′, 16′

Kebony Character

The knotty grain of Kebony Character cladding gives your project a rustic feel at a value-conscious price. Kebony character goes through the same modification process and comes with the same 30-year warranty as Kebony Clear.

1×6 Character 90 Degree Shiplap (#2216)
Actual Dimensions: 21 x 148 mm
Lengths: 3.2 m – 5.3 m (subject to availability)


Kebony Clear

Kebony Clear is a neat, sophisticated wood with a subtle grain that is free of knots. It is the perfect balance of refined taste and natural authenticity that provides an effortless beauty to any application. Like all Kebony products, Kebony Clear has a deep brown color that over time will develop an elegant silver-gray patina. Produced from FSC®-certified Pinus Radiata, it stands as a top-rated choice for environmentally responsible builders and architects. Creating a look of approachable perfection is simple with Kebony Clear.
Clear products are modified throughout the entire board and can be further machined like any hardwood.

Kebony Character

The Kebony technology was developed in Norway and serves the industry as an environmentally friendly, patented process that enhances the properties of sustainable softwood. Kebony is a low-maintenance material that does not require any additional treatment beyond normal cleaning, leaving you more time to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the natural world around us.

Character products should not be further machined, or split, as untreated heartwood will be exposed. However, they can be cross-cut to length. After cross-cutting, the exposed ends should be treated with a wood preservative to ensure proper protection.

Grad™ Mini Rail

Grad™ Mini Rail clips are factory-placed in position, so the installer simply fastens the rails onto the sheathing or vapor barrier and snaps the boards on. The rails create a natural air gap so there’s no need to install furring strips ahead of time. Based on the desired aesthetic, Mini Rails come in two different gap sizes and can be installed vertically or horizontally.
  • Patented clips pre-mounted on aluminum rails
  • Uniform spacing for the perfect look
  • Built-in air gap behind the boards
  • A true hidden fastening system
  • 50% faster installation time
  • Made of 100% recyclable aluminum and POM (polyoxymethylene)
  • No pre-drilling of the boards or rails required 

1×6 w/Narrow Gap (G2171)
Gap Spacing: 5/32″ (similar to nickel gap)
Rail Length: Approx. 6 ft.
190 sf/box (16″ OC spacing)
285 sf/box (24″ OC spacing)

1×6 w/Wide Gap (G2172)
Gap Spacing: 17/64″ (similar to shiplap)
Rail Length: Approx. 6 ft.
190 sf/box (16″ OC spacing)
285 sf/box (24″ OC spacing)

Grad™ Spacing Template

Included in your Mini Rail box will be a spacing template. This tool is placed between an existing rail and the next rail to keep alignment and gap spacing uniform across the project.

Grad™ Riser Support

For roof lines or short runs, you can use the riser support to maintain the correct gap between the stud and the board. The riser support has an opening so you can face fasten the board using the Pro Plug® system for Kebony.



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