Cypress wood is often used when durability or weather resistance is important. Cypress is a great lumber for exterior projects including Adirondack chairs, benches, picnic tables, and porch swings.
Cypress is easy to machine, router, and holds fasteners quite well. Cypress is relatively clear with a blonde to golden blonde appearance; the heart wood can be darker in color. Cypress can also resemble a clear pine and has long been used in the Southern United States as the choice for lumber that is exposed to the elements.
Cypress will have a nice gray color if left outside with no finish. Cypress is also naturally resistant to most bugs and pests.
Cypress has a Janka hardness of 1370.