Thy cypress produces a natural oil called cypressine which acts as a natural preservative within the wood. This characteristic of cypress makes it very durable and extremely resistant to harsh weather conditions, fungus, insects and termites. The oils in cypress' heartwood makes it one of the most durable woods when exposed to decay causing moisture.
Cypress trees are conifers, but unlike most American softwoods, these are deciduous trees that shed foilage in the fall like hardwoods. Although cypress is a softwood, it grows alongside hardwoods and traditionally has been known to be more flexible and durable than hardwoods. Unlike most of the other hardwoods, the close grain wood of the cypress resists splitting, warping, checking, splintering and cracking. Cypress wood takes well to sealers and stains and it lasts a life time when stained or sealed with paints.
Cypress has been traditionally used by colonial builders for their homes, barns, cotton gins, warehouses, boatbuilding and docks. Cypress wood has even been reused from 100 year old structures.
Our hammocks come pre stained in a dark color to enhance the beauty and life of the product.