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Old 08-16-2014, 03:36 PM
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I have a lot of pine and cypress,s that have to be cleared, would it be beneficial to save them and have a portable mill come cut them to use in the new house for floors or walls? or will the cost be more than using laminate or tile?
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Old 08-16-2014, 04:23 PM
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I was just appreciating some pecky cypress a couple hours ago at Francis Langfords in Stuart. I love that stuff!

Good cypress looks like heart pine. Gorgeous material. Needs to be thoroughly dried. The older the better. You don't know if there's "peck" in it 'til it's milled.

If it's old growth pine, never been tapped for pine sap/turpentine, it may produce a beautiful finish material.

In any case, don't discard it!
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Depending on the size of the pine cut it 2x4, 2x6 and use it for framing. The cypress is only good for a finishing wood or siding.

I've got a couple of chainsaws you can borrow.
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Depending on the size of the pine cut it 2x4, 2x6 and use it for framing. The cypress is only good for a finishing wood or siding.

I've got a couple of chainsaws you can borrow.
she was thinking more along the lines of using them for flooring and or walls....bring you saws and come on down...
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I have a bandsaw mill and i think you would be wasting a beautiful resource if you didnt have it all milled. Keep in mind you should spray for bugs then sticker and stack it till dry, wont be long there in the heat, best to get it under cover. I have cut everthing from 6x12 beans to 1 inch for flooring, I love to open a log and see what beautys inside. Theres a mobile guy in brookhaven ms. Would be awesome to have woodwork in your home that came from your property. We build a little furniture and have sawn some live edge mantles for folks. Good luck
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Cypress is soft and dimensionally unstable for floors. It makes beautiful panelling.

Quarter sawn pine makes a great floor. Plain sawn, it'd kinda soft.
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
Cypress is soft and dimensionally unstable for floors. It makes beautiful panelling.

Quarter sawn pine makes a great floor. Plain sawn, it'd kinda soft.

so cypress walls and pine floors?
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Originally Posted by bluffman2;7016476[B
]she[/B] was thinking more along the lines of using them for flooring and or walls....bring you saws and come on down...
Something we don't know about?
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Congrats, I think.
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bring your saws
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Bluffman,

I had a guy cut some pine for me a few years ago, it was cheaper in the long run to have it cut. He was from somewhere near Woolmarket. Parker was his last name, he was retired from the SeaBees I think and advertised in the Penny Pincher. He did a good job I think, and had a band type saw with all the bells and whistles.I still have his card around somewhere. If you want I will dig it up for you. I finally used up all the lumber he cut for me.
Don't waste the good lumber you have.

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Yes please rick
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My old (1931) home on the bay in Jersey has cypress siding, a Sears kit house, cost me a bundle to have duplicated when I did the additions. Beautiful material. New owner covered it all with vinyl, I almost puked when I saw a photo of it.
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Well dang.


I have kinda close,
House was built by a gentleman that worked in a saw mill.. It was him and his wife's retirement home. They moved in he passed shortly after but the floor, and one wall where the fire place is was built out of smooth cut pine but he covered the floor with carpet. I came in with cedar on the rest of the down stairs all but the kitchen and the dinning room I built off where two of the bedroom and a full bath were I tore down. . Total man cave home here..
Upstairs bathroom is finished out in ceder but the haul and both bedrooms are finished out in OBX beach style colors with a upstairs porch that feeds off the master bedroom for evening viewing .. Facing west on the water.

One thing about it, if your into antiques, the cypress will set the mode and will be a beautiful attraction/backing for highlighting those pieces.

Have a bar down stairs done in nautical decor I built out of cedar and tried something and man it turned the whole place up a notch.
Went back over everything with not one but two coats of honey gold stain.
Blended in the pine and the ceder perfectly... Talk about high lighten your wood furniture. Folks walk in, and the first thing they say is WOW !!!
Have a formal dinning room that I didn't finish out in ceder and that gives it a little change and just enough of transition to give you that formal feel alone with coastal living all in the same house but its lined with fine antiques.

Work with what you have. Adding stain that brightens the wood will turn your whole theme up and blend in everything.
If your having it cut, honestly go smooth.
I"ve seen both and the rough cut is just a little to country. Looks great for a while but I think and its just my views, it would grow old quickly. Post some photos when you can. You have my interest in where your going with your project.........
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
so cypress walls and pine floors?
Yes.

"quarter saw" the pine for the flooring. Looks better, lasts longer. All old pine flooring was quarter sawn.
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Quarter sawing is generally reserved for hardwoods, but can be done with pine. It is labor intensive as the quarter of the log your swaing needs to be turned 1/4 turn after every cut.
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the whole downstairs of my house is paneled with pecky cypress
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