Milling Cypress

Although this post may look like another side-project, it is actually one of many small steps in order to reach the next stage of the custom build. This stack of wood is cypress, which will be stained and used as exterior trim and a front door for the tiny house. I chose cypress for these applications because it is sustainable and resists bugs and rot similar to cedar.

I purchased the cypress as rough lumber for several reasons. First, it is more cost effective to order the rough lumber as opposed to finished trim. Secondly, I have access through my Dad to the tools for milling the lumber ourselves. And third, by milling the cypress ourselves we can ensure the best yield and quality for the many pieces it will become.

Cypress in the rough

Cypress in the rough

Planning the 300+ board feet of cypress

Planing the 300+ board feet of cypress

Creating cypress shavings by the pile

Creating cypress shavings by the pile

Ripping the cypress boards

Ripping the cypress boards

Trimming some of the cypress to length

Trimming some of the cypress to length

Scout taking a sun bath in the shavings

Scout taking a sun bath in the cypress shavings

Stained cypress trim

Stained cypress trim

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2 thoughts on “Milling Cypress

  1. This is a lot of work but your wood will look really great! Your dog is cute!

  2. Yes, this is so much work, but its a labor of love. Plus its a great project I can share with my Dad. Scout is a great dog and always willing to ‘help’ on the project. She adds the cuteness factor to updates.

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