The Cupressaceae or cypress family is a conifer family with worldwide distribution. The family includes 27–30 genera (17 monotypic), which include the junipers and redwoods, with about 130–140 species in total. They are monoecious, subdioecious or (rarely) dioecious trees and shrubs 1–116 metres (3 ft 3 in–380 ft 7 in) tall. The bark of mature trees is commonly orange- to red- brown and of stringy texture, often flaking or peeling in vertical strips, but smooth, scaly or hard and square-cracked in some species.
Heartwood color can vary between boards, ranging from light tan to darker brown, commonly with darker reddish brown streaks. Pale yellow or pinkish sapwood. Commonly small, tight knots are present throughout the wood. Grain is straight, with a medium uniform texture. Has a moderate natural luster with a slightly greasy or oily feel.
Common Uses: Veneer, plywood, flooring, furniture, and other light construction purposes.
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