East African Cypress

Name East African Cypress (Cupressus spp.)
Type Softwood.
Other Names Also known as cypress.
Sources Consists of several species mainly concentrated around the Mediterranean as well as Australia, California, and Asia Minor.
Appearance Straight grained and fine, even texture with orange to pinkish brown heartwood and pale-colored sapwood.
Physical Props Light, low to moderate strength and stiffness, moderate shock resistance, good stability in service, and excellent decay resistance. Not suitable for steam bending.
Working Props Works reasonably well although knots can be troublesome and care needed to prevent chip-out on end-grain. Screws, nails, glues and finishes well, accepting most any finish satisfactorily. Ideal for exterior construction where wood is in contact with ground.
Uses Used for joinery, ship/boat building, chest and closet lining, and utility furniture.
Comments Tends to be quite knotty.