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#1 posted 07-10-2016 09:22 PM

I have a friend that is pulling up some 200 year old cypress logs from the ocean floor. I can probably get a hold of some of the lumber he yields from the saw mill he uses. The question is what kind of projects would be good use for it? All I can think of is outdoor furniture like Adirondack chairs and tables. Does it make sense for indoor furniture? I haven t even looked at the figure of cypress, just wondering what you guys think.

- Juggler

Different strokes for different folks. While cypress is not normally considered for fine furniture, I have used it for that. Almost 10 years ago, I built 2 desk from cypress and trimmed them with walnut. They are heavily coated with poly to give them more hardness as cypress is a medium density wood at best. I have also used it for kitchen cabinets and doors, a large bookcase, and an entertainment center and paneled my walls with it as well.

-- Bob

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