Cypress is a term used to refer to a type of wood commonly used in furniture making. It is a durable and lightweight softwood that comes from the cypress tree. Cypress wood is known for its characteristic reddish-brown color, straight grain, and natural resistance to decay and insects. It is often used in outdoor furniture, as well as indoor pieces such as cabinets, tables, and chairs. Dark reddish wood of very hard texture, valued for its durability.