Goodwin works with Sinker Cypress which is at least 800 years old. The large diameter logs yield heart cypress slabs that are of great width. People often ask “what is cypress wood used for?” Both the size of the slabs and the density of its grain make Heart Cypress desirable for projects such as walls, ceilings, table tops, shelves, mantles, or bar tops.
Antique wood feature walls are trending in both traditional and contemporary designs. The accompanying video features two pieces of Heart Cypress that will ultimately frame a wall of Shou Sugi Ban art (a Japanese style of wood burning.) Since the slabs will each run flush with a wall, the best edge of the slab was selected and the other was sawn.
Check out this short video featuring sinker cypress slabs: