Cypress Lumber Grades
Follen manufactures Cypress lumber products in a variety of grades. In boards, both rough sawn and surfaced we have Select, #2 Select and Pecky grades all in stock. We stock rough cut kiln dried cypress lumber and mill it into smooth boards, beadboard, beaded ceiling, tongue and groove wall wall paneling and flooring in our 15,000 square foot warehouse and mill facility. All of our Select, #1 and #2 products are shipped to you as 100% useable end to end. If we wouldn't put it on our walls we would not expect you to put it on yours!
Select Cypress is virtually clear product, free from large knots and defects and Follen's Select Cypress is a 100% usable end to end product. It may contain small dime sized knots or pin knots. It is perfect for modern architecture where a clean homogeneous surface is required.
#2 SELECT CYPRESS is used where a more natural appearance in desired and is a 100% usable end to end product. Follen's #2 SELECT Cypress contains knots but the SELECT means that it has been hand-picked during manufacturing to be free from the open knot holes, cracks and splits that mar our competitor's products.
Pecky Cypress is defined by the unique holes that are caused by a specific fungus when the tree is alive. Once the tree is cut the fungi die and a beautiful unique lumber is left. Once thought of as trash, pecky cypress has become increasingly popular.