PECKY SINKER CYPRESS
Spectacular Pecky Sinker Cypress
“Pecky” is an unusual name for an unusual “variety” of Sinker Cypress. A cross-section cut of a Pecky Sinker Cypress log reveals something you don’t normally see in a slice of wood – lots of irregular shaped holes. And these holes are what give it a character that sets it apart from any other wood – including other cypress logs.
Pecky Sinker Cypress is quite rare, creating a high demand for it. If we could go out and specifically look for Pecky Sinker Cypress logs, we would, because we’d be finding a unique and beautiful type of Sinker Cypress all the time.
The problem is that we can’t. We never know when we have a rare Pecky Sinker Cypress in our hands until we actually cut it open, because the Pecky holes are only in the heartwood.
What’s interesting is that those Pecky holes are actually caused by a type of fungus that creates hollow tubes running vertically throughout the tree. That’s where the unique appearance comes from when we cut the wood.
This fungus only grows while the tree is alive, but what’s even more interesting is that the fungus typically doesn’t start to germinate inside the Cypress tree until it’s around 125 years old! This explains why finding a Pecky Cypress log is so rare today.
Nevertheless, like all Cypress, Pecky Sinker Cypress is beautiful to look at, extremely durable, and resistant to both rot and insects.
Our customers use Pecky Sinker Cypress for paneling, ceilings, beams, cabinets, and other furniture.
Use it in combination with our other Sinker Cypress or Sinker Pine lumber for a look that’s truly unique!
PLEASE NOTE: Pecky Sinker Cypress is quite rare and not easy to come by. If you’re interested in this specific type of lumber, let us know and we’ll do what we can to assist you.