Australian Cypress

Callitris glauca

Appearance

Cypress Australian

Shown with water-based finish (top), and oil-based finish (bottom)

Color: Cream-colored sapwood; heartwood is honey-gold to brown with darker knots throughout.

Grain: Closed

Species & Grade Variations: High degree of color variability.

Properties

Hardness (Janka): 1375; 6% harder than Northern Red Oak.

Dimensional Stability: Excellent (change coefficient .00162; 56% more stable than Red Oak). However, actual installations have demonstrated significant movement in use.

Durability: Excellent.

Workability

Sawing/Machining: Good machining qualities.

Sanding: Sands satisfactorily.

Nailing: Can be brittle (like Brazilian Cherry); splits easily.

Finishing: No known problems.

Comments: Respiratory allergic potential.

Cost

(Relative to plain sawn select Red Oak)
Multiplier: 1.30

Availability

Limited.