Yellow Bald Cypress

AS SOUTHERN AS

BUTTERMILK BUSCUITS

FROM THE EXTERIOR TO THE INTERIOR

Yellow Bald Cypress 

Known for it's beautiful yellow tones and durability in exterior environments, this state tree of Louisiana, Yellow Bald Cypress is perfect for your outdoor kitchen, deck, pergola and interior siding. 

Species

A tough, slow growing Deciduous Conifer common in the Southeastern United States. This slow growing softwood can be found in swamps with a buttressed base surrounded by roots that grow upward, called knees. Yellow Bald Cypress grows straight and tall, with few knots, making it a great wood for those looking for long, clear lengths of lumber or siding. It's resistance to rot makes it perfect wood for exterior applications. 


Color

Owning up to it's name, Yellow Bald Cypress sports a fairly consistent, warm yellow tone, which makes it an amazing surface for reflecting light in an interior space. Lower grade Yellow Bald Cypress, such as #2, and #3 tend to have darker tones, mainly near the heart of the tree. Yellow Bald Cypress grows straight and tall, with few knots, making it a great wood for those looking for long, clear lengths of lumber or siding. It's resistance to rot makes it perfect for exterior construction applications. 

Usage

 Exterior construction projects such as:

  • Pergolas, 
    • Decks, 
    • Docks, 
    • Exterior siding,
    • Porches. 
  • Yellow Bald Cypress is also a great material for outdoor furniture, boats, and canoes.
  •  Along with being a great wood to use outdoors, Yellow Bald Cypress is also a fantastic species for interior use. It's great to T&G for siding, it's great for cabinets, and it makes great mantles. 

Cypress wood beams

Fun Facts

There's a base of a Yellow Bald Cypress in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, near the Mountain Fork River with a diameter of over ten feet. Although only the base remains after a lightning strike many years ago, one can easily imagine the sheer size of this tree and easily compare it the Red Woods of Northern California. It's estimated this tree was alive many hundreds of years ago, possible during biblical times. 

There are many references to Cypress wood in The Bible. For example, The Temple for Yahweh, built by King Solomon, according to 1st Kings 6:15, is said to have flooring made of Cypress.

view gallery
image description

We typically offer Yellow Bald 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
Taxodium distichum Yellow Bald Cypress Clear Clear Grain with no knots
Taxodium distichum Yellow Bald Cypress Some knots
Taxodium distichum Yellow Bald Cypress #3 Knotty Lots of knots

Scientific information about Yellow Bald Cypress:

Lumber - Planed, Straight Lined, Circle Sawn Porch Posts
Interior T/G siding Exterior board and bat siding
Custom Moulding \ trim Radius Moulding
Decking Wood Carving

Check out some species other than Yellow Bald Cypress

Contact us Have questions about our products?

Give us a call or shoot us an email, we can help you find the right kind of wood to make your project look fantastic! From kiln dried lumber to flooring, molding to butcher butcher block counter tops, we've got you covered.

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