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#1 posted 12-19-2016 02:48 PM

Unless you just want to use that specific wood, you could visit my brother in Natchez, MS and get some reclaimed cypress that would be flatter and easier to use for your project. He’s on Facebook at 601 Salvage, first name is Mac.

Mac and I laugh that I build things and he tears things down (old houses). He’s given me a good bit of Cypress, but it is hard to use as-is, so mostly I machine it for use. Lots of nails. Tough on jointer and planer blades. I’ve found that metal detectors don’t work that well, but running a belt sander over the wood will shine up the ends of nails and make them easy to see in bright sunlight.

I think he has some old Cypress planks that are at least 14 inches wide, and maybe even wider. Much of it is pre-Civil War. And he has old heart pine, old cast iron fencing, doors, windows, and on and on.

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