Cypress is a light-colored and highly durable wood with an even grain.

Cypress is resistant to rot, fungus, and insects. Bald cypress is native to swampy areas along the Atlantic coast from Delaware to southern Florida, west along the Gulf Coast to southeastern Texas and along the Mississippi River Valley to southeastern Illinois. About one-half of the cypress lumber comes from the Southern U.S. and one-fourth from the south Atlantic states.

Fire Resistance

NFPA Class*

* NFPA is the National Fire Protection Association

Density and Buoyancy

Cypress Janka* rating – 570 lbf

Average weight is 32 lbs./cu. ft.

Specific gravity is 0.42

* The Janka rating is a measure of the amount of force required to push a .444″ diameter steel ball half way into a piece of wood.


Cypress works well with both hand and power tools. The wood planes easily and resists warping. Although cypress is resinous, it glues well, sands easily and readily accepts finishes.


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