Hermecz said he likes working with Southern cypress because of its qualities and good looks, but also because it is a local wood.
The Southern cypress 'sinkers' have a very pretty color with dark oranges and a very tight grain.
Hermecz has used Southern cypress in a wide range of furniture, cabinetry, doors and millwork.
Southern cypress is an historically important tree in the southern United States.
Southern cypress trees can live up to 600 years, with some trees on record existing for more than a 1,000 year lifespan.
SOUTHERN CYPRESS, CYPRESS, BALD CYPRESS (BALDCYPRESS), SWAMP CYPRESS, BLACK CYPRESS, BUCK CYPRESS, COW CYPRESS, RED CYPRESS, WHITE CYPRESS AND YELLOW CYPRESS
THE AVERAGE HEIGHT FOR SOUTHERN CYPRESS IS 100 TO 120 FEET, BUT TREES CAN GROW TO 130 FEET OR TALLER.
SOUTHERN CYPRESS IS A SOFT, DURABLE WOOD AND VERY RESISTANT TO DECAY.
Southern cypress, as cypress is commonly referred to, is an important Southern timber, found primarily in swampy conditions in the Atlantic Coastal Plain, from Delaware to Florida.
Southern cypress, as cypress is commonly referred to, also is an excellent choice for vats and tanks, greenhouse construction, silos, boats and coffins.