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Forum topic by JRobin posted 03-24-2015 04:02 PM 811 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-24-2015 04:02 PM

I live southeast of Houston. I have recently become interested in working with cypress for my outdoor projects. However, there just isn’t any to be found at reasonable prices. There is a supplier in Louisiana but I’d have to buy several times what is really needed. These would be rough sawn full size (1” = 1”) boards, so they would need to be planed. Do any of you experts have a feel for what kind of desire there is for Cypress? I am trying to gage my risk and how long it may take to recover my outlay?

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#1 posted 03-24-2015 04:12 PM

I cant help with supply and demand very much. I am from South Mississippi and it was sold there by two suppliers when I lived there.

What i will advise is to buy it S2S because when I was planing it I was ripping chunks out. Ok, Ok, I was 18 and needed the money and didnt know any better when it came to planing and which end to plane which way. But the grain is funny if you are used to hardwoods. It will almost “separate” and invite rippage.

Beautiful wood, though. I made a coffee table out of some that was 80 – 100 years old. had streaks of black through it.

Also, because it is a swamp wood it gets some silt in the wood. I actually saw sparks fly off the saw blade while I was ripping it. Not my saw. Harrison Central High School Vo-Tech.

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#2 posted 03-24-2015 04:28 PM

Acadian Cypress and Hardwoods in Rose City

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#3 posted 03-24-2015 11:50 PM

I’ve been wanting to start working with cypress as well lately. I live up in DFW, but used to live down in Houston. I think I am going to try to get mine from a sawmill. The only stuff around here is expensive and rare. I bet there are some independent mills near Houston that have cypress. I’d look around before buying form a big commercial dealer.

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#4 posted 03-25-2015 02:16 AM

TROUT: I will contact Acadian Cypress in Rose City, that may be a good find for me, Thanks.

THEWOODENOYSTER: Houston’s Cypress Supply is, like there in DFW, expensive and rare. The nearest mill to you might be Wilcox Lumber in Rusk:
I am considering driving to Farmerville, La to Delta Cypress

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#5 posted 03-25-2015 02:27 AM

Brazos Forrest products? Ever looked them up?

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