Cypress » Taxodium distichum

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

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.
Cypress grows in North America

map of where Cypress grows
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.
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 psi)
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

Cypress Hardwood Sample

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Cypress 4/4 Lumber

Cypress 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Cypress 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Cypress 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber

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Cypress 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

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Cypress Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

Cypress Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"


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Cypress Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

Cypress Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"


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Cypress Furniture Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

Cypress Furniture Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"


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