Cypress is a natives of the South, where the trees grew slowly in swampy areas along the Atlantic Coast from Virginia to Florida. These logs were cut from 1880 to 1920 from trees that were up to 1500 years old. Due to this age, growth rings are much closer, with heart wood that also contains a high cypresseine content, making the wood also durable for outdoor use. Sinker Cypress cannot be replicated from trees that are currently harvested today.
The wood from sinker Cypress emerges rich in color, with light browns, reds and greys. The figure often has beautiful cathedrals and incredibly tight growth rings that take on a lightly sparkling glow, after being submerged in the mineral-rich soil and surrounding waters of the south. The beautiful vertical grain and natural honey amber tones are striking for interior uses such as flooring, paneling and furniture.