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Juggler

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07-10-2016 07:45 PM

I have a friend that is pulling up some 200 year old cypress logs from the ocean floor. I can probably get a hold of some of the lumber he yields from the saw mill he uses. The question is what kind of projects would be good use for it? All I can think of is outdoor furniture like Adirondack chairs and tables. Does it make sense for indoor furniture? I haven’t even looked at the figure of cypress, just wondering what you guys think.

—DJB

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#1 posted 07-10-2016 10:10 PM

Wood is good.
Old wood is better!
Free old wood is the best.

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#2 posted 07-11-2016 06:16 AM

I have some wormy alder that came from logs hauled out of Skagit Bay in Washington. I don’t know much about cypress, but I wonder whether they will be wormy from teredos?

I had a project in mind which went in another direction, so I’ve been gradually selling the stuff off. I don’t feel too abused, as I got it really cheap.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#3 posted 07-11-2016 12:19 PM

Googled it, and found a guy who sells planked ocean, lake, river and swamp cypress.
Basically, it all looked a lot like this.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#4 posted 07-11-2016 05:45 PM

Yeah, that looks like the work of teredos. But I think they are strictly a salt or brackish water organism (actually, a type of clam, not a “worm”).

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#5 posted 07-11-2016 05:55 PM

Is this going to get Kiln Dried or are you going to have to air dry it? if air drying it is going to take a Long Time. But I have seen cypress like this used on dining tables and other indoor furniture , just depends on how you finish it to fill the voids.

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Juggler

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#6 posted 07-11-2016 06:47 PM

Wow, if it looks like that picture Tennessee posted, I think there will be a lot of epoxy involved. Either that or possibly a dark colored wood filler?

-- DJB

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#7 posted 07-12-2016 05:53 PM

They sell that as pecky cypress. Brings top dollar.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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