Technical species specifications for Australian Cypress Hardwood Flooring from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.

Australian Cypress Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Barakula Gold, White Cypress, Cypress Pine, Callitris Glauca, Murray Pine, Murray River Cypress, Murray River Pine, Blue Cypress
  • Description: Australian cypress is mostly golden colored. It shows a high degree of variation between sapwood and heartwood. Colors range from cream colored sapwood and yellow-gold to brown heartwood. Knots accentuate the wood occasionally with darker colors still.
  • Janka Hardness: 1,375 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 11,784 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,242 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 608
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 2.6 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.4 %
  • About: Our Australian Cypress is harvested from the Barakula State Forest in Western Queensland and otherwise known as "Barakula Gold" due to the superior quality of raw material. Australian Cypress is a conifer native to the eastern states of Australia. The distribution of Australian cypress is mostly in inland New South Wales and Southern Queensland. Australian cypress is logged on a sustainable basis as part of the Australian Government's Australian Farm Forestry Program.
  • Family: Callitris
  • Tree Characteristics: Australian Cypress is a small to medium-sized tree, usually growing to about 18 metres tall, but occasionally reaching 30 metres, and has a straight trunk.
  • Geographic Area: Queensland and New South Wales, Australia
  • Color: Heartwood ranges from honey-gold to brown with darker knots. Sapwood can be cream or straw-colored.
  • Photosensitivity: Australian Cypress will exhibit an ambering effect over time, gaining more of the golden coloring it already possesses.
  • Luster: Medium
  • Grain: Closed and tight grain with no-thru knots
  • Texture: Fine
  • Drying Characteristics: Dries Quickly
  • Working Characteristics: Australian cypress is easy to machine and sand, but can be brittle. Care shold be taken when nailing. Pre-boring is suggested for this precess.
  • Durability Rating: Australian Cypress is very durable and has been known to be resistant to termites.
  • Applications: flooring, furniture components, decorative veneers, and cabinetry

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