||East African Cypress (Cupressus spp.)
||Also known as cypress.
||Consists of several species mainly concentrated around the Mediterranean as well as Australia, California, and Asia Minor.
||Straight grained and fine, even texture with orange to pinkish brown heartwood and pale-colored sapwood.
||Light, low to moderate strength and stiffness, moderate shock resistance, good stability in service, and excellent decay resistance. Not suitable for steam bending.
||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.
||Used for joinery, ship/boat building, chest and closet lining, and utility furniture.
||Tends to be quite knotty.