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Cypress Pine 

Callitris endlicheri, Callitris glauca

Description

A small to medium softwood that grows in the hilly country of inland NSW and QLD. The heartwood has a lot of colour variation from pale yellow browns through to dark brown, almost black. Cypress is very knotty and prone to splitting as it dries.

Workability

Easy to work but easily splits when nailed or screwed.

Applications

Excellent for house frames in termite areas. Also other structural applications such as decking and pergolas. Makes and excellent floor or deck and is also very good for weatherboards.

Availability

Readily available, though the framing is usually green. There is also some green flooring still available but all of our flooring is supplied kiln dried.

Hardness

Janka 6.6 710kg/m3.

Durability

Extremely durable and white ant resistant.

At a Glance
Turning:   OK for verandah posts
Machining:   Good
Bending:   Poor
Sanding:   Good
Nailing/Screwing:   Difficult
Glueing:   Poor
Timber Coating:   Paints well, check moisture
Oil:   Oils very well, use Organoil Woodguard on green timber
Note 1   Very underrated. This is a fantastic timber and very cheap.
Note 2  

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