SA Cypress

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cupressus Lusitanica

COMMON NAMES: Cedar, SA Cypress, East African Cypress

The grain of SA Cypress is straight, texture medium fine. Timber is soft. Stable in service. Will mellow to a rich golden yellow colour with light exposure.


COUNTRIES OF DISTRIBUTION: Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania & Zambia

HEARTWOOD COLOUR: Yellow, golden, pale pink.

SAPWOOD COLOUR: Yellow, white. Lighter than heartwood.

WORKING PROPERTIES: General finishing is considered to be good. Moderate blunting effect. Glues, moulds, planes, screws and turns well. Knots can break and fall out during machining.


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