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Wood Properties of Cypress

Cypress Alternative Name 1
Baldcypress

Cypress Amount of Figure
High

Cypress Amount of Natural Luster
Low

Cypress Availability of Wood
Plentiful

Cypress Available As Lumber
Yes

Cypress Available as Veneer
No

Cypress Available only in small sizes
No

Cypress Bending Strength
Moderate

Cypress Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

Cypress Botanical Name
Taxodium distichum

Cypress Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

Cypress Clear Finish or Varnish
Poor

Cypress Color of Wood
Yellow - Red Brown

Cypress Contrast between growth rings
Insufficient Data Available

Cypress Crushing Strength
Moderate

Cypress Decorative Figure
No

Cypress Density
Moderate

Cypress Drilling
Insufficient Data Available

Cypress Fill before Finishing
Does not require a filler

Cypress Gluing
Good

Cypress Grain
Straight

Cypress Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Well-defined or Conspicuous growth ring

Cypress Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Cypress Hand Tooling
Average

Cypress Hardness
Average

Cypress Hardwood or Softwood
Softwood

Cypress Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Cypress Interlocked Grain
No

Cypress Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Cypress Machine Tools
Average

Cypress Mortising
Insufficient Data Available

Cypress Movement after drying
Moderate

Cypress Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Cypress Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

Cypress Natural Durability
Durable

Cypress Number of Knots
Low

Cypress Painting
Very Good

Cypress Planing
Average

Cypress Polishing
Fair

Cypress Pounds per cubic foot maximum
32

Cypress Pounds per cubic foot minimum
32

Cypress Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Cypress Sanding
Insufficient Data Available

Cypress Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Cypress Screw Holding
Fair - Screws are fairly easy to pull out

Cypress Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Cypress Shaping
Insufficient Data Available

Cypress Size of Knots
Intermediate

Cypress Size of Pores
Small Pores - Closed grain

Cypress Specific Gravity
Moderate

Cypress Specific Gravity maximum
.5

Cypress Specific Gravity minimum
.46

Cypress Staining
Good

Cypress Steam Bending
Poor

Cypress Stiffness
Moderate

Cypress Surface Preparation for Finishing
Yes

Cypress Texture of the Wood
Coarse

Cypress Toughness
Moderate

Cypress Turning
Fair to Average

Cypress Weight
Moderate

Cypress Wood Defects
Check (or split), stain

Cypress Work Notes
Requires sharp tools

Cypress Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Cypress Use for Carving
no

Cypress Use for Cooperage
YES

Cypress Use for Decorative Veneer
no

Cypress Use for Flooring
no

Cypress Use for Furniture
no

Cypress Use for Handles
no

Cypress Use for Heavy Construction
YES

Cypress Use for Inlay
no

Cypress Use for Interior Finish
YES

Cypress Use for Light Construction
YES

Cypress Use for Marine Applications
YES

Cypress Use for Marquetry
no

Cypress Use for Millwork
YES

Cypress Use for Models and Patterns
no

Cypress Use for Musical Instruments
no

Cypress Use for Novelties
no

Cypress Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Cypress Use for Shingles
YES

Cypress Use for Sports Equipment
no

Cypress Use for Turnery
no

Cypress Use for Woodenware
no





     
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