- Monterey Cypress*
- Gowen Cypress*
- Leyland Cypress*
- Mediterranean Cypress*
- Mexican Cypress*
- Austrailian Cypress
- Bald Yellow Cypress
- *not workable or generally sourced
Finished Milled Cypress Lumber
We can used downed or standing timber or source from any number of ethical sources across the east coast. Bald cypress wood rates as moderately hard, strong, and stable, with straight, close grain. Although fairly light, the wood holds nails and screws well. … You can use bald cypress successfully for both indoor and outdoor projects. It works for furniture, paneling, cabinets, doors, windows, siding, decking, and trim.
Old-growth Cypress is rated as being durable to very durable in regards to decay resistance, while wood from younger trees is only rated as moderately durable. Most cypresses in the Cupressus genus have a distinct, fragrant scent. We have built cypress gates to match historic records, but will often substitute a cedar or mahogany as more available to match decay resistance needs in wooden windows. Cousin to the huge redwood and giant sequoia, the bald cypress easily ranks as the largest and longest living tree east of the Mississippi. Thousand-year-old, first-growth trees attain heights of 150′ and diameters of 12′. In fact, bald cypress of this size have yielded 100,000 board feet of lumber per acre! In the South and southeastern United States, you’ll find bald cypress at lumberyards. In other areas availability will be limited due to high shipping cost and the competition from western red cedar. Where you find it commercially available bald cypress will cost about $1.50 per board foot.
Virginia Mill-works Custom Lumber
- cut to size: width, height, bevel
- custom patterns
- truckload supply
We do not ship C.O.D. Much of what we furnish is custom-made and requires a deposit before processing. If the order is shipped via LTL Truck Lines, full payment is required before shipping. If lumber is picked up at our yard, remittance is due at time of pickup.
The commercial names for cypress often offer clues as to the tree’s origin. Red cypress, in addition to having a red hue, usually denotes a coastal origin and yellow cypress an inland one. Names like tidewater, gulf and swamp cypress offer similar clues. The swamp cypress, for example, thrives in swampy areas and along river banks in the southern United States. Its properties make it a good choice for caskets, piers, bridges, boats, siding, sashes, doors, stadium seats, posts, cooperage and railroad ties. Interior applications include trim, architectural woodwork, doors and flooring. Cypress can also be used for a turnery wood.