Cypress // Taxodium distichum

Cypress lumber wood, Taxodium distichum lumber for woodworking
"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.
Cypress grows in North America
map of where Cypress grows


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