TIDEWATER CYPRESS

FRESH WATER AND SALT WATER

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TIDEWATER CYPRESS

Grown in the South Eastern United States in Northwestern Florida and Southern Alabama swamps where freshwater and the aerosol of saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico form a unique ecosystem; Tidewater Cypress, also known as Red Cypress is known for it's beauty,  hardness, and durability.

Species:

Tidewater Cypress contains Cypressene, an oil that acts as a natural preservative. This oil makes Tidewater Cypress extraordinarily resistant to rot and insects, one of the best in the world, making it a perfect wood for exterior applications. Unlike other woods containing Cypressene, the Cypressene found in Tidewater Cypress isn't sticky, making it less likely to gum up sandpaper, saw blades, and other machinery.  



Color:

Tidewater, or Red Cypress has a red hue, more like an amber with darker colors in the grain. It's best used for exterior and interior wood siding, cabinets, and sometimes flooring.

Common uses for Tidewater Cypress:

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Wood Shutters
  • Wood Cladding
  • T/G Wood Siding
  • Moulding
  • Radius Moulding


Fun Facts about Tidewater cypress:

Also known as the "Wood Eternal", legend has it, the doors of St. Peter's Basilica, and parts of Noah's Ark were made from a variety of this Cypress similar to Tidewater.  

Tidewater Cypress was a favorite wood of many architects, including American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who used Tidewater Cypress on many projects including The Kraus House, The Pope-Leighey House, and The Unsonian House on the campus of Florida Southern College

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We typically offer TIDEWATER CYPRESS in the following sizes and grades:

Scientific Sub-species Grade Features 4/4 5/4 6/4 8/4 12/4 Plywood Circle Sawn Live Edge Beam
Kilh-Dried, Rough

Scientific information about TIDEWATER CYPRESS:

Common Name(s) Tidewater Cypress; Red Cypress; Wood Eternal
Scientific Name Taxodium distichum
Distribution Southeastern Coastal United States
Interior T/G Siding Exterior T/G Siding

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WOOD IS UNIVERSALLY BEAUTIFUL TO MAN. IT IS THE MOST HUMANLY INTIMATE OF ALL MATERIALS FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, AMERICAN ARCHITECT