Pecky Cypress Restoration & Refinishing
Pecky cypress is known for its charm and rarity. In our local area of the Palm Beaches, pecky cypress accents are what gives our historic homes the finishing touch. Pecky can be found on front doors, shutters, wall paneling, and interior or exterior ceilings. It’s hardwood characteristics make it a fantastic choice for a variety of uses. Having a pecky cypress ceiling or pecky cypress door is becoming more and more rare. This drives our motivation to restore and maintain these pieces so we can keep them around as long as possible.
The normal native growth range of these incredible cypress trees extends from New Jersey to South Florida and west to Texas. They are most commonly found in humid climates with high levels of annual precipitation. Some conservation methods have been set in place to protect these threatened trees because of their diminishing numbers. This makes pecky harder to replace and even more important to preserve.
The “pocketing,” which gives Pecky Cypress it’s distinct look, comes from a naturally occurring fungus called “polyporus amarus”. The fungus enters the living tree through an opening and ends up creating these pockets and unique striations which this wood is known for. The Palm Beach historic neighborhoods such as West Palm Beach, El Cid, Flamingo Park, Grand View Heights, Palm Beach Island are lucky enough to have homes with pecky cypress furnishings or decorative accents.
We at Teak Works do our best to take part in preserving this one of a kind specialty wood. Not only do we want to preserve the integrity of your wood, we are here to provide value to your home investment. Through historic pecky cypress wood restoration and maintenance, we can keep these wonderful pieces alive and healthy for many more years to come. Pecky cypress restoration and pecky cypress refinishing are labor intensive procedures that our crew specializes in. Contact Teak Works today to learn more.