Nootka Cypress also called: Yellow cedar, Alaska cypress, Nootka cedar, Yellow cypress, Alaska cedar, and Alaska yellow cedar. But it is NOT a CEDAR…
Nootka Cypress makes excellent flooring as well as decking, siding, and numerous other finishing products. However, you won’t find this excellent wood in your local Big Box Store.
Nootka Cypress – Yellow Cedar… has long been a favorite with boat builders and with West Coast First Nations as a wood with great cultural significance, notably for carving, paddles and masks. For more complete info, check out this excellent Wikipedia article under “Yellow Cedar“
Nootka Cypress Flooring:
Available in Knotty Rustic Wide Plank 1×6 and 1×8 or Clear Vertical Grain 1×4
Above and below pictures of 1×8 Nootka Cypress Wide Plank Flooring as finished with clear Rubio Monocoat…which tends to maintain the natural wood look while accentuating the tonal contrast…
Peerless Pre-Finish Nootka Cypress Wide Plank:
Peerless Nootka Cypress flooring is commonly offered as a site-finish or finish-in-place flooring. NOT PRE-FINISH… However we can supply an optional semi pre-finish. We take the planks… subject to them to an ‘aging’ surface treatment… which renders them a brown shade as below. This then is ‘sealed’ with either an oil based varathane (which gives a dark golden brown shade) or a water based varathane (which gives a lighter tone- as below). After install, another coat of water based varathane… usually more than one… is applied with a light sanding before the last coat is applied.
Nootka Cypress Exterior Decking:
Nootka Cypress Decking is a great replacement for the very common Red Cedar. It is actually a considerably stronger and denser wood than Red Cedar but has similar durability and resistance to moisture and rot. Left unfinished it will… over a year or so… turn a beautiful silver gray tone.