From the the 1994 Louisiana Life Magazine: Bringing Cypress to its Knees By Robert Fritchey Some lumberjacks head for the hills; in Louisiana they go to the swamps “Louisiana’s legislators proclaimed cypress the official state tree in 1963. They needn’t have bothered. While most states within the tree’s surprisingly wide range may boast of only
Moon Bridge projects help Albany Woodworks take off! Built by Albany Woodworks from our Antique Heart Cypress for its natural weather resistance and durability, the first Moon Bridge was installed in 1988 at the Dallas/Fort Worth Botanical Gardens in the Japanese Garden portion of the gardens. Shortly after, an additional moon bridge was installed at
After purchasing sanding equipment, table saw, and hand drill, Richard and friends began to build the first products in 1,000-year-old Cypress harvested from an 1880’s Planer mill building. A classic Adirondack chair, southern porch swings and furniture rounded out the catalog of items.
The Story Behind Louisiana’s State Tree, the Bald Cypress! Taxodium distichum known as the Bald Cypress or Tidewater Cypress has long been valued for its water resistance. Thus, it is called ‘wood eternal’. Designated as the official state tree of Louisiana in 1963, it is considered to be a symbol of the southern swamps. This choice
Antique Cypress and Where it Got It’s Start! The antique cypress we used today got its start from companies like F.B. Williams Cypress Company. Billed as the largest Cypress Mill in the world at the time, this artist’s view of The F.B. Williams Cypress Company at Patterson, Louisiana appeared in AMERICAN LUMBERMAN in 1911. Opened