Beautiful 10 Year Anniversary Gift. Year 10 is metal so I hand-stamped my customer's wedding song lyrics in a 5x7" sheet of tin and screwed it on to an 8x10" piece of antique cypress lumber. For more of my work please visit bijouhandcrafted.storenvy.com
Cypress is a relatively abundant wood, often found in doors, door frames, clapboards and other fittings. In most instances, painting cypress lumber is the same as painting any other type of lumber. However, sometimes a carpenter or woodworker might find herself working with untreated and probably rough cypress wood, and that poses a special problem. Cypress is an oily, tannin-packed wood. If that oil is still in the wood, common paints won't bond with it.
How to Make Fresh Cut Cypress Lumber Looked Weathered