Florida Cypress


Common Names
Florida Cypress
Scientific Name
Taxodium distichum
Southeastern United States (Florida)
Florida Cypress heartwood varies from light yellow-brown to reddish-brown, often with darker streaks. The wood has a straight grain with a medium texture. It exhibits a moderate natural luster.
Avg. Dried Weight
26-33 lbs/ft3 (410-530 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness
510 lbf
Modulus of Rupture
6,900 lbf/in2 (47.6 MPa)
Elastic Modulus
1,010,000 lbf/in2 (6.97 GPa)
Crushing Strength
4,060 lbf/in2 (28.0 MPa)
Radial: 3.2%, Tangential: 5.3%, Volumetric: 8.5%, T/R Ratio: 1.7
Rated as moderately durable to durable; resistant to decay and insect attacks.
Florida Cypress wood is generally easy to work with both hand and machine tools. It has good nailing and screwing properties, but pre-drilling is recommended. It can be stained, painted, and finished easily. The wood is known for its excellent dimensional stability and resistance to warping.

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