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What is Sinker Cypress?

DIY Questions and Answer October 26, 2011 Sonia

Q: What is sinker cypress? How is it different from standard cypress lumber?


A: Sinker cypress, as the name implies, is cypress that was sunk more than 100 years ago while being harvested and is just now being raised and manufactured into lumber. A large part of it will be heartwood and very resistant to rot and decay. Regular cypress lumber sawn today is faster growing and has less heart due to smaller timber. (courtesy