Advantages of Cypress Wood Used on the Kuppersmith Project House

Cypress was used for both the wood shake siding and V-groove porch ceiling on the Kuppersmith Project house.

According to Frank Vallot of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association, the heartwood in cypress contains the natural preservative oil cypressene, which is what makes cypress wood resist to rot, insects, and decay.

Cypress wood can be painted, stained, or left unfinished to weather to a silver gray. Watch this video to find out more.

Further Information


  1. “Most cypress is kiln-dried, where … most cedar is not.”

    Cedar that is sold for exterior cladding is air- or kiln-dried by the manufacturer, unless otherwise specified by the customer.

  2. I recently saw a home at Lake Tahoe that had (I think this is correct) Pecky Cypress paneling in the Great Room. I have also seen Faux
    Pecky Cypress paneling on the internet that the sellers say “You cannot tell the difference from the real wood.” From the pictures I would have to disagree. However, pictures are hard to make a true judgement.
    Therefore, I need your input, both on looks and pricing. Do you have a catalog and/or anywhere I can go (on the internet) to tell the true difference? I’m planning on building this summer and would need wood for interior use. Thank you for your time.

  3. I’m building a home in south florida and I want to put cypress on my outside lani. Do I need to used select cypress or would the B grade look ok


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