Preserving, Refinishing, and Installing Hardwood Flooring since 1980.

Australian Cypress

Callitris glauca

Shown below with water-based finish (top),
and oil-based finish (bottom)

cypress

 

APPEARANCE

Color: Cream-colored sapwood; heartwood is honey-gold to brown with darker knots throughout.
Grain: Closed
Species & Grade Variations: High degree of color variability.

PROPERTIES

Hardness (Janka): 1375; 6% harder than Northern Red Oak.
Dimensional Stability: Excellent (change coefficient .00162; 56% more stable than Red Oak). However, actual installations have demonstrated significant movement in use.
Durability: Excellent.

 

WORKABILITY

Sawing / Machining: Good machining qualities.
Sanding: Sands satisfactorily.
Nailing: Can be brittle (like Brazilian Cherry); splits easily.
Finishing: No known problems.
Comments: Respiratory allergic potential.

COST

(Relative to plainsawn select Red Oak.)
Multiplier: 1.30

AVAILABILITY

Limited.

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