Origin: River Recovered Cypress, also known as Sinker Cypress or Old Growth Cypress, is primarily found in the rivers and bogs of Southern states. Many of these logs were over 1000 years old when cut down 100 to 200 years ago. (On a few of our slabs you can even see the V-shape of the axe cut) These logs sank to the bottom of rivers as they were floated down river to saw mills and this is why they are also referred to as Sinker Cypress.
Color: As these salvaged logs lay underwater for hundreds of years they absorbed the minerals from the water they were submerged in and the color of the wood became richer and more variegated over time. As a result, the light yellowish brown color of River Recovered Cypress is widely varied and each piece is unique.
Decay and Weather Resistance: Cypress has a natural preservative oil so it is very durable and has a high decay and rot resistance. Old growth Cypress is much more durable than new growth so is much more prized than new growth Cypress.
Workability: Sharp tools and light passes are recommended when working with Cypress to avoid tear-out. Cypress has good gluing, nailing, and finishing properties.
Uses: It is in high demand for historical restorations and new house construction, exterior construction and interior trim. Fine furniture makers prize the wood for its durability and beauty.
To view available slabs listed in our website inventory. click on a desired thickness listed in the chart to the right. Keep in mind we only have about 1/10th of our inventory listed online, so feel free to reach out to a member of our sales team for more assistance in your search: firstname.lastname@example.org