Pine – Cypress

Size of tree and type of forest/location: Small to medium sized softwood widely distributed in inland areas of Australia with moderate rainfall.

Description of wood: Heartwood variegated browns. Sapwood pale yellow. Texture very fine and even. Grain straight. Knots very common.
Dry density kg/m3: 680

Workability: Needs care in working because of its brittle nature. Sanding dust of most cypress pine can be irritant to the mucous membranes of some people.

Durability: Class 2

Use: Flooring, panelling, building framework, posts, small poles

Availability: Plentiful in New South Wales and Queensland