AUSTRALIAN CYPRESS HARDWOOD FLOORING - WOOD SPECIES INFORMATION
Australian Cypress exhibits a high
degree of color variability. The sapwood is cream-colored, while the heartwood ranges from honey-gold to medium brown. The characteristic dark knots throughout add to the warm rustic country charm of Australian Cypress.
Australia - Queensland & New South Wales
Australian Cypress, Cypress-Pine, Murray Pine, Murray River Cypress, Murray River Pine
1375 - 7% harder than Northern Red Oak
Excellent - Change Coefficient .00162 - 56% more stable than Northern Red Oak.
Overall, Australian Cypress exhibits a rich golden tone. However, there can be a high degree of color variability in Australian Cypress. The grain is closed and tight. The sapwood is cream-colored and the heartwood is a rich honey gold to medium brown with dark closed knots throughout.
Australian Cypress will exhibit a modest amount of color change over time with a slight muting of the color range and some ambering.
Australian Cypress is good for house framing, weatherboards, poles, posts, flooring and furniture. The bark produces a resin called sadrac, which is used to make confectionery and pharmaceuticals. The resin can often be seen exuding out of recently felled trees. White cypress is
not favored for paper pulp, because of its many knots and resin present, which produces paper of poor strength.
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Australian Cypress is known to have good machining qualities. The wood can sometimes be brittle and the tongues can split on installation. Due to the high resin content of the wood, screening
may leave swirls. Care in sanding is needed to avoid swirls marks.