Cypress is a soft but very durable wood, lightweight and close-grained. With a tendency to resist rot, it is an ideal choice for exterior siding and fencing. It is also widely used for interior and exterior doors, shutters, millwork, and shingles. Cypress wood products have been used in building construction where resistance to decay is required.
Cypress wood readily accepts paints and stains. However, because of the natural beauty of cypress, many homeowners and design professionals select cypress for the appeal of its honey-like hues, which can be maintained with a clear sealer or permitted to weather to a dark gray. Regardless of the finish applied, cypress delivers lasting performance and timeless beauty.