Cypress wood was showcased as a versatile, durable and beautiful building material at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C.
The biennial Solar Decathlon competition challenged 20 collegiate teams to build homes that were energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly as well as functional and affordable.
Collegiate teams from Florida, New York, and Tennessee complemented their high-technology designs with Cypress wood. In the teams' homes, Cypress was used in applications ranging from siding and decking to paneling and flooring.
For more information, visit www.cypressinfo.org.
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Q: We are having a problem with shrinkage. We make furniture, but someone else sells and delivers it. This person claims he did everything correctly, including opening the furniture wrapping (we wrapped the furniture with shrink-wrap and it was fairly well sealed) and letting it acclimate to the house climate. When the customer moved in, they said the furniture looked really wonderful, but within a week, it started to warp, open joints and crack in a few places. We are so careful to keep our plant at 40 percent RH and check the MC of the lumber. This is frustrating! Can you help?
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