Cypress » Taxodium distichum

Why Cypress?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

Very distinct leafy grain. Annual rings combine soft, open-meshed spring wood, and hard, close-grained summer wood. Strong and light, very durable and naturally resistant to decay. Soft, easy to work, sand and finish.
color of Cypress

Color Range

Pale yellow to yellowish red, often salmon-colored.
other names for Cypress

Other Names

Baldcypress, Cypress, Pond cypress, Red cypress, Southern cypress, Yellow cypress, Louisiana red cypress, White cypress, Gulf cypress, Swamp cypress, Tidewater red cypress, Black cypress, Buck cypress, Cow cypress.
uses for Cypress

Some Typical Uses

Outdoor application, furniture, boat building, fences, patio furniture.
the Cypress tree

What's the Tree Like?

A large tree usually 100-120 feet tall with a trunk diameter up to 60". An aquatic tree preferring very wet, swampy areas. The Cypress tree grows in Southeast USA
map of where this wood grows
Weight

2.75

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-23.18% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

510

Janka Rating (?)
-60.47% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
Density

0.42

Specific Gravity (?)
-34.38% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with Cypress:

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak


Cypress Hardwood Sample
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