Morris Farms Cypress Sawmill - Baxley, Georgia
CYPRESS - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
WHY CHOOSE CYPRESS?
Cypress is perfect for applications that require aesthetic appeal and practicality;
cypress is one of the most versatile woods available. Cypress grows in the swampy
areas of the Southeast - from the Carolinas to Florida and along the Gulf of Mexico
into Texas. When properly kiln-dried, cypress has very little tendency to warp,
twist or cup.
HOW DURABLE IS CYPRESS?
Durability has long been one of the outstanding qualities of cypress. The reason is
a natural preservative oil known as "cypressene," which gives the heartwood resistance
to insects and decay. Cypress' longevity is well documented. Given a suitable
surface treatment, today's cypress has excellent durability. It holds paint well and
is in the group of woods offering the highest resistance to the elements.
HOW VERSATILE IS CYPRESS WOOD
Craftsmen through the ages have found cypress to be a wood of remarkable versatility.
It is still the choice today for a wide variety of applications, some decorative, some
practical - or both. Cypress fencing is strong yet lightweight. Often used with posts
of treated pine, it combines beautiful texture with solid durability.
IS CYPRESS A GOOD FLOORING MATERIAL?
Yes. Cypress lumber will make a beautiful floor in both interior and exterior
IS CYPRESS EASY TO WORK WITH?
Cypress works well with both hand and power tools. The wood planes easily and
resists warping. Pre-boring at board edges will help prevent splitting. Although
cypress is resinous, it glues well, sands easily and readily accepts finishes.