Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A Peek at Pecky Cypress
Pecky Cypress refers to cypress lumber, whether tidewater or sinker, that has holes throughout it. It is rare, since it only occurs in occasional logs, and cannot be discovered until the log is cut. It only forms from the inside out in a circular pattern following the tree's rings. When milled, the pattern of pecky holes is random, and only lumber cut from the inside of the log will contain the pecky. In addition to looking great, it is durable and rot and insect resistant. It can be done in darker shades but I prefer the milky grays shown above. Remember my mantra...beauty is in the details!
Photos via Limestone & Boxwoods, House Beautiful