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#1 posted 07-11-2016 01:45 PM

Most of the cypress you see is “pond cypress”, not old growth or heart cypress. It will not hold up to weather in a horizontal application like a deck or bench.

All of the heart or old growth cypress is harvested from river bottoms in the south and can demand high prices depending on the width.

That being said, any wood, if sealed, coated well, and maintained, can hold up outdoors.

I would look into a clear deck sealer and cover with marine varnish.

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