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Advantages of Cypress Wood Used on the Kuppersmith Project House

By: Allen Lyle

Cypress was used for both the wood shake siding and V-groove porch ceiling on the Kuppersmith Project house.

According to Frank Vallot of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association, the heartwood in cypress contains the natural preservative oil cypressene, which is what makes cypress wood resist to rot, insects, and decay.

Cypress wood can be painted, stained, or left unfinished to weather to a silver gray. Watch this video to find out more.

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  • Dan Says:
    March 12th, 2016 at 1:27 am

    “Most cypress is kiln-dried, where … most cedar is not.”

    Cedar that is sold for exterior cladding is air- or kiln-dried by the manufacturer, unless otherwise specified by the customer.


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