Cypress 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Cypress 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

$225.00 /Pack

1-2 $225.00
3+ $202.50 /Pack (10% off)
Tip: mix or match for your best price! Details
Flat Rate U.S. Shipping
$0.00 West of Mississippi River
$20.00 East of Mississippi River

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hardwood lumber sizes

About Lumber Sizes

Lumber packs come with an assortment of widths and lengths.
Here's what you can expect in Cypress
13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S.
Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16" actual thickness. May still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.

Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

4" to 10" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this pack.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range
  • Special hand-selection is avaialble at an additional fee, please contact to inquire
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

4' to 7' Lengths

Lengths will vary within this range.

A 20 board foot Project Pack is a great way to buy some lumber because they're simple and we stand behind them with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. A Project Pack includes a total of 20 board feet of our hand-picked lumber, and you'll get a fantastic assortment of widths (typically between 4'' and 10''), and lengths (between 4' and 8'). Purchase a Project Pack when you need enough wood to make a medium sized project like a coffee table or cabinet. As usual, all the lumber is surfaced on two sides (S2S), and kiln dried.

About Cypress (Taxodium distichum)



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


Janka Rating
-60.47% softer than red oak (1290 psi)


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

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak

map of where Cypress tree grows
Cypress is a domestic wood from North America

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.
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.
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.

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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7 Total Reviews
August 9, 2017
5 out of 5
Cypress for Adirondack chairs
Review by  Sparky from Peoria Illinois
Wood was excellent quality. It came well packaged. No knots. Boards were all 8' long by 7 1/2" - 8" in width with 5 boards in a pack. I had one side ripped. I made Norm Abram's Adirondack chair which took 1 - 20 board foot pack. Cypress is nice to work with. So far I've made 4 chairs. The cost is about $200 per chair but they are beautiful. I used 3-4 coats of General finishes Exterior 450 which is a clear satin water based topcoat. This brings out the natural beauty of the Cypress. This was my first time using Cypress and I love it. I like cedar but It makes me wheeze.
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August 8, 2017
4 out of 5
Cypress project pack
Review by  Glen  from Kirkland, Wa
The Cypress was packed well and the condition of the lumber was very good. The only thing that disappointed me was that the Cypress looked too much like ordinary pine boards. I bought it because the price was good and it looked better in the on-line photos. I'll make use of it. I would recommend Cypress lumber if you are aware what it looks like and it is what you want.
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October 6, 2016
4 out of 5
Very Nice but
Review by  Uncle Neubie from West Fargo, ND
Very nice but one board had cracks in the middle about 1/3 of the board.
Verified Buyer
May 17, 2013
5 out of 5
Cypress 4/4 material
Review by  BER from Bellevue, WA USA
Good material- I had not worked with Cypress and found it a good alternative to Cedar. There was some mild checking in a few of the boards - but did not run all the way through the board thickness so i did not cut around it. Material was without twist, fairly clear boards, and any warping was easily dealt with. Boards were well packaged with no shipping damage. I would order this product again.
April 17, 2013
5 out of 5
No Longer Nervous
Review by  Bill K. from Durham, NC USA
Woodworkers Source Craig: I was a little nervous since this was my first order with Woodworkers Source but the package arrived on time; the wood was in excellent condition; the right amount was ordered and shipped; and there will be very little waste. (I also enjoyed the parade encompassing the U.P.S. truck with the marching band and seven dancing girls!) Thank you for a job well done!
September 29, 2012
4 out of 5
OK, but could be better
Review by  MWG from New York, NY USA
The cypress arrived in 4 or 5 boards. A few were clear, but two were gray toned. It would have been nice if the entire Project Pack were all clear so that the wood would look nice together...
7 Total Reviews
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