Cypress Wood

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Cypress

  • Domestic softwood lumber 
  • Light Color and has a consistent, straight grain pattern
  • Excellent wood for posts, trim, veneer

Also Know As:

Taxodium distichum, Bald cypress

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Unique Characteristics of Cypress

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Wood Type Softwood
Density (mean, Kg/m³) 510
Avg. Weight Per sq/ft³ 32 lb/ft³
Use(s) Building materials, caskets, turnings, trim, boats
Color scale Pale yellow, light brown, sap wood can be nearly white
Moisture movement and Drying Dries with little distortion or movement. Resistant to rot, good in moist conditions

About The Cypress Species

Cypress is a softwood wood but it has properties like hardwood. Cypress is a common name for various coniferous trees. There are more than 12 true species of cypress. Tree height can average between 75 to 150 ft. Like cedar, cypress can be a good choice for exterior applications because of its decay and water-resistant properties. Bald Cypress, located on the eastern side of the United States, is a slow-growing tree that takes a long time to mature but will survive a wide variety of growing conditions. Cypress color tends to be a light, yellowish brown with the sapwood a nearly white color. Some boards can have scattered pockets of darker wood that have been attacked by fungi, sometimes called pecky cypress. According to some, the deeper the color of the heartwood, the more decay resistant it is. Cypress’ grain is straight with a coarse texture, and it’s raw, unfinished surface may have a greasy feel.

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