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1344 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: cypress

Was thinking about using cypress in a few upcoming projects. Never having used it before, I was wondering how you guys find working with it?

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#1 posted 1344 days ago

Great!

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#2 posted 1343 days ago

pretty much like using pine to me, I just finished a desk out of it, I like it, beautiful grain, one complant is , it is soft, if ya bump it it does dent.

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#3 posted 1304 days ago

Cypress is a great wood to work with particularly for panelling and trim. It has beatiful rich looking grain. There is a tendency for grain separation and some checking that makes it prone to splinters in flooring usage.

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#4 posted 1301 days ago

What kind of Cypress? I know bald cypress is soft. I have only used nootka cypress (aka yellow cypress, alaskan yellow cedar etc.) It is fairly durable for a softwood and I love working with it. Very stable, very easily machined, glues very well. Nice tight grain. You could say it is bland as far as appearance goes but it stains well. It is harder than any pine or cedar, almost as hard as doug fir.

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