FRESH CUT WOODS > CYPRESS
Cypress is also known as bald
southern cypress, red
cypress, yellow cypress, and white cypress. Commercially, the terms
tidewater red cypress, Gulf cypress, red cypress (coast type), and yellow
cypress (inland type) are frequently used.
half of the Cypress lumber comes from the Southern States and about a
fourth from the South Atlantic States. Sapwood of bald cypress is narrow
and nearly white.
The color of heartwood varies widely,
ranging from light
yellowish brown to dark brownish red, brown, or chocolate. The heartwood
of old growth bald Cypress is one of the most decay resistant of U.S.
species, but second growth wood is only moderately resistant to decay.
The wood of certain Bald Cypress
frequently contains pockets or localized areas that have been attacked by
a fungus. Such wood is known as Pecky Cypress. The decay caused by this
fungus is stopped when the wood is cut into lumber and dried. Pecky
Cypress is therefore durable and useful where water tightness is
unnecessary, texture is valued, or a rustic effect is desired.
We stock Cypress timbers up to 16” x
and in lengths up to 32’.
We can cut and/or plane it to any dimension you desire in our milling
facility. Pecky Cypress is occasionally found in timbers but it is
primarily found in our smaller dimensional sizes. Cypress offers more
color and character than Pine, Fir, or Western Red Cedar. The versatility
of Cypress allows you to use it as exposed beams, wainscoting, ceilings,
and even flooring.