Color: Cypress,Heart Pine
Product Tags: Carpentry Wood,
Unit of Sale: each
Additional Information and Specifications: “Lumber and planks from the old growth forests of the Southeastern United States are highly sought after for their density, versatility and lately, their rarity. Until recently, the only source of this wood was salvage from old buildings. Thanks to new technology, dense old growth Heart Pine and Cypress logs can now be recovered from river bottoms in the Southeastern United States.
Back when the old growth forests of Georgia and Florida were being logged, the loggers would float their logs down river to the mill. Many of these logs sank to the depths of these rivers before reaching their destination. These logs are now being recovered, offering many advantages over wood salvaged from old buildings. They have not suffered the wear and tear of time or the abuses of nails and bolts. The lack of light and oxygen under the cool waters has prevented normal rot and deterioration. And because the entire log is recovered, wood can be milled according to customer specifications.
Comes in Cyprus and Hear Pine
Cypress is known as “”the Wood Eternal”” because of the everlasting quality of this rare wood. These giant trees towered over the ancient swamps and wetlands of the southern U.S. A very slow growing species, it can take over 50 years to produce a single inch of growth.
Old growth Cypress is very durable and well suited for interior trim and moulding as well as many exterior applications. We offer full width and full length lumber from old growth, river retrieved, deadhead logs. Characteristics that this wood features make it ideal for a myriad of applications.
Heart Pine is cut from old growth logs recovered from the rivers of Northwest Florida. The grain is very dense with high figuring. Flat sawn has a more leafy appearance, while vertical grain is linear or pinstriped. Curly or Rosemary Pine has a whorled appearance with intense figuring and availability is limited.
Heart Pine has a natural resistance to insects due to its density and high resin content. It’s workability characteristics (machining/finishing) are excellent. While only 5% softer than red oak, Southern Longleaf Pine is nearly 30% more stable dimensionally. We offer wide planks and solid exposed beams in tight-grained old growth heart pine.”