I am in a corner. I have been commissioned to build a table for a winery out of cypress. When we started I had dry cypress but through a lack in there response time I lost it. At this point I was already paid the deposit and started welding the frame for the table. My sawyer has more cypress, but to dry it will take way too long. A woodworker himself he informs me that cypress can be used green and will not move all that much. This goes against everything I have ever learned about wood and it scares me. At minimum I would like the wood to be at the FSP point, but I can’t be sure of that. The table will be about 12’ long and 4 1/2’ wide, with a width of 3”. I plan on putting lag bolts through the metal base and into the wood because it will be used for outdoor use and in the elements. Does anybody have any info of cypress slabs and if they are ok to be used green. I know that it is best to use lumber at beyond on FSP point, but I am under a huge time crunch.
-- Whiskey Creek Woodmill & Co.