Cypress Wood

Cypress Wood Lumber is a hardwood species commonly used for Exterior construction, docks, boatbuilding, interior trim, and veneer.  Cypress wood  is popular choice in construction applications where decay resistance is needed.  Color tends to be a light, yellowish brown. Sapwood is nearly white. Some Cypress wood lumber can have scattered pockets of darker wood that have been attacked by fungi, which is sometimes called pecky cypress wood.

Stock Information

Species Information

  • GRADES: Select
  • CUTS: Flatsawn
  • SIZES: 4/4, 5/4, 8/4
  • DRYING: Kiln-Dried (KD)
  • OTHER NAMES:  Baldcypress
  • ORIGIN:  Southeastern United States
  • APPEARANCE:  Color tends to be a light, yellowish brown. Sapwood is nearly white. Some boards can have scattered pockets of darker wood that have been attacked by fungi, which is sometimes called pecky cypress.
  • DENSITY: Janka scale hardness is 510 lb  for dry material
  • WEIGHT: Cypress weighs in at an average  32 lbs/ft3
  • DRYING:  The timber is reported to be usually high in moisture content and requires care and extra time to kiln-dry, compared to other softwoods.
  • WORKABILITY:  Overall, Cypress is easy to work with hand and machine tools, though sharp cutters ought to be used to prevent lifting of the grain. Also, the wood has been reported by some sources to have a moderate dulling effect on cutting edges. Cypress has good gluing,   nailing, finishing, and paint-holding properties.
  • DURABILITY:  Old-growth Cypress is rated as being durable to very durable in regards to decay resistance, while wood from younger trees is only rated as moderately durable.
  • PRESERVATION: N/A
  • FINISHING: finishes well.

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