Cypress color tends to be a light, yellowish brown. Sapwood is nearly white.
Some boards can have scattered pockets of darker wood that have been attacked by fungi, which is sometimes called pecky cypress.
Cypress is a popular choice for greenhouses, building construction, posts, beams, decks, docking, porch flooring, siding and stadium seats. Cypress is also used to make caskets, doors, blinds, sash and other types of millwork. Fine grain cypress is used to make custom cabinetry. Due to its watertight durability, it is also used for cooperage, shingles, in tanks, vats, ship and boat building and to make railroad cars.