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I am searching for a supplier of cypress lumber in the southeastern US - any suggestions for a dependable source for quality wood? I am looking to create a line of interior and exterior cypress wall cladding / molding products and would like to establish a relationship with a reputable supplier. Thanks in advance for any replies.
Seth, Maybe Dr Wengert will check in here, but I hope you know that second growth cypress isn't what it used to be, falling in the 2 range of decay resistance out of possible 3. And of course the sapwood of no species is above 1, which will be a good percent of most cypress that I've seen lately.
Bates Sawmill LLC, located in Monticello Arkansas, can supply you with quality cypress lumber. Give Nick a call @ 870-723-1777.
Sorry if this is a hijack of your question but,
David, it sounds as if they used the sapwood expecting to have the decay resistance of the heartwood. Too bad, I'll bet that was an expensive lesson for your company.
I don't think Kiln drying would not negatively affect the durability of cypress.
We dry wood for a company called Florida Cypress. We dry Sinker Cypress timbers for them.