Cypress and Cedar Everything

Using leftover cedar I trimmed out the built in shelving in the bathroom. Above the door is the light switch for the track light. I used a piece of cypress above the door because it should handle the moisture of the shower.

I found a receipt from when my grandpa was siding his cabin in cypress and went back to the same mill. I got an awesome deal from the Big Creek Mill in Malvern, Ar. The owner Al was awesome, he let us wander around the seemingly endless stacks of cypress, and hand select my boards. Some of these are 16-20″ wide.

I used a propane torch and charred the cypress boards. Japanese use this technique on cedar and cypress to help prevent rot, water damage, etc. It seals the wood and even makes it fire resistant. 


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