Does macrocarpa need to be treated?

Does macrocarpa need to be treated?

Macrocarpa heartwood is naturally durable for above-ground purposes, but sapwood requires treatment. The timber cannot be pressure treated with copper, chromium and arsenic (CCA), but sapwood can be boron diffusion treated to resist insects (but not decay).

Is macrocarpa good for flooring?

Macrocarpa makes great interior joinery and panelling and is useful for outdoor projects because of its durability and the silver-grey colour that the wood weathers to over time. We see it used occasionally for flooring projects. We supply this timber as new flooring or feedstock.

How do I stop macrocarpa from splitting?

Close grain Macrocarpa is also a good furniture timber although the curly grain of the timber requires well-sharpened blades for work to avoid the risk of grain tear out. The timber also needs to be dried carefully to prevent checks and collapse. It is usually air dried rst before being kiln dried.

Is macrocarpa the same as Cypress?

Macrocarpa is a native of coastal southern California where it is known as Monterey Cypress, while Lusitanica or Mexican Cypress (White Cedar), comes from Mexico and further south.

How long does untreated macrocarpa last?

20-50 years
Left untreated and out in the elements, macrocarpa will last 20-50 years!

What is the best oil for macrocarpa?

We recommend Resene Timber and Furniture Gel in Resene Sheer Black or Resene Jarrah Tree or solventborne Resene Woodsman for Pine and other light timbers (Macrocarpa etc) rather than Resene Kwila Timber Stain or alternatively Resene Decking and Furniture Oil.

Is macrocarpa native to NZ?

Macrocarpa (also known as Monterey cypress) was brought to New Zealand in the 1860s, and planted for shelter. It grew well throughout lowland New Zealand on fertile and moderately fertile sites.

What is macrocarpa good for?

Macrocarpa and lusitanica are relatively easy to mill, dry, work and finish, and are suitable for interior feature linings, joinery and furniture, framing and structural and exteriorGeneral framing, structural, weatherboards, exterior joinery, decking, outdoor furniture, gates, stock yard fencing, battens uses.

How do you protect macrocarpa?

If you would like to preserve the freshly sanded Macrocarpa with some added colour, we recommned that you use two coats of stain with an UV inhibitor. Every second year you might re-apply a coat of stain to freshen the finish. Little or no sanding preperation or primer is needed when you use a stain.

How long does macrocarpa last outside?

How long will my macrocarpa furniture last for? Left untreated and out in the elements, macrocarpa will last 20-50 years!

What is the best finish for macrocarpa?

Where can I buy macrocarpa in New Zealand?

Cypress Sawmill is the best place in New Zealand to buy macrocarpa timber and products. We have a huge range of macrocarpa, ranging from macrocarpa landscape sleepers up to premium quality dry clears suitable for boat building, joinery, or furniture making.

Where can I buy green sawn macrocarpa?

Cypress Sawmill also has a large stock of green sawn macrocarpa in many sizes, which we can also machine DFS (dress four sides) to order for your requirements. Also if we don’t have exactly what you are after in stock, we can quickly cut to order any sizes and or lengths.

What sizes of macrocarpa can be purchased at a sawmill?

Cypress Sawmill can supply a wide range of macrocarpa timber in sizes from as small as 10mm by 10mm through all the common timber sizes up to large beam sizes of 600 x 600 or bigger. We have a huge stock of dry timber in racks in our dry store set up for customers to select their own timber.

What is the common name of macrocarpa?

Cupressus macrocarpa. common name Macrocarpa or Mac Cupressus lusitanica. common name Lusitanica These are known as true cypress and are the trees from which most NZ cypress timber come from.

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