As Norman correctly pointed out, I very recently used over 3500' board feet of Cypress to wrap my shop.
I found the wood to be very soft, almost akin to working with Pine. Because it's soft, it mills really easily, makes very soft fluffy dust, and has a tendancy to gum up blades and cutters.
What I worked with was #2 common, and was riddled with knots...some loose to the point of falling out. And in spite of it being kiln dried, it sure 'did a dance'. I had boards that were so twisted, cupped, warped, and bowed, that I had problems even trying to lay them across two saw horses. But again, this was #2 common, and was heavily exposed to the weather.
Would I use it for furniture...? Outside furniture, probably. Inside (fine) furniture....probably not.
Hope this helps...
- Marty -
When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there’s no end to what you can’t do…