Oct 10, 2011

Cypress ceiling for covered porch

I found some great information about cypress wood on the great website "Starcraftcustombuilders" from Lincoln, Nebraska

"Cypress is naturally rot and insect resistant - very rot resistant. Logs submerged for decades in swamp water are routinely raised and harvested for sound wood. The wood needs no chemical treatment or sealing to survive up to 100 years in a deck — far longer than the typical treated pine supporting structure will last, harder than oak, and nearly as hard as rock maple.

Much of its rot resistance can be attributed to the fact that Cypresswood is especially watertight. It takes a long time to remove moisture from Cypress, but once dry it resists reabsorption with the same tenacity. The wood also contains cypressene, a natural resin that repels insects and prevents fungus and mildew, but is harmless to humans and pets.

Stable and not very prone to twisting or warping, cypress will weather to a nice splinterless gray appearance, holding its nails, screws and shape very nicely for dozens of years. "

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