Cypress Harwood Lumber 8/4 Select & Better GradeWeight: 2.62 BF
8/4 Rough Cut
Lengths will vary
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Type: Cypress Lumber
Classification: Hardwood Lumber
Where it Grows
Throughout the Southern U.S. Average tree height is 80-120 feet.
Exterior construction, docks, boatbuilding, interior trim, and veneer.
Color tends to be a light, yellowish brown. Sapwood is nearly white. Some boards can have scattered pockets of darker wood that have been attacked by fungi, which is sometimes called pecky cypress. Straight grain and medium texture to coarse texture. Raw, unfinished wood surfaces have a greasy feel.
Sharp cutters and light passes are recommended when working with cypress to avoid tearout. Also, the wood has been reported by some sources to have a moderate dulling effect on cutting edges. Cypress has good gluing, nailing, finishing, and paint-holding properties.
Old-growth Cypress is rated as being durable to very durable in regards to decay resistance, while wood from younger trees is only rated as moderately durable.