Botanical Name - (Taxodium)
Cypress is a lightweight, workable wood with a very distinctive grain pattern. Annual rings combine soft, open-meshed spring wood, with hard, close-grained summer wood. It is strong, but is also a light yet durable soft hardwood. The cypress tree has a natural oil known as "cypressene" which is moderately resistant to decay and insects. It is soft and is easy to both sand and finish.
Cypress comes mainly from the wetlands in the southern coastal plains of the southeastern United States.
- Two varieties are offered – Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) and Pond Cypress (Taxodium distichum var. nutans).
- We offer kiln drying in 4/4 and 8 /4 thicknesses in 4”, 6”. 8”, 10” and 12” widths with 6’ up to 16’ lengths. We also offer custom architectural timbers to meet customer needs.
Cypress lumber is coveted for its beautiful appearance and versatility, and can be used both indoors and outdoors in a variety of applications.
Common Uses of Cypress Lumber for Indoor Applications:
- Interior trim
- kitchen cabinets
- kitchen countertops
- hardwood flooring
- interior paneling
- Decorative ceiling
For Outdoor Applications:
- outdoor siding
- exterior siding