Cypress Harvesting in the South 1700-1960, Part 1
Blogger’s Note: It is of interest to Albany Woodworks as to where we source our Cypress from. Since 1976, Richard Woods, Owner and CEO of Albany Woodworks, has built a reputation of knowing that story. The story of Louisiana Cypress. This series explores the rich history of craftsmanship and the vibrant lumber industry of Louisiana, bringing the Albany Woodworks story full-circle.
Richard Woods realized what a valuable resource it could be, allowing his company provide beautiful antique lumber without cutting down a single tree. How the vast stands of virgin growth Louisiana Cypress began strong trade between a young Louisiana and the French-owned West Indies and grew to the top choice for the building the warehouses and factories at the heart of the Industrial Revolution on the East Coast of America. This history is what Albany Woodworks brings to life with traditional craftsmanship from 100% reclaimed antique lumber.