Latin Name: Populus deltoides
Family: Salicaceae - the Willow family
Other Common Name(s): Eastern Cottonwood
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior Use Only
Boxes, Cabinets, Crates, Furniture, Millwork, Mouldings
Grows throughout much of eastern Canada and eastern United States. It tends to grow in nearly pure stands, or with other members of the Willow family along borders of streams, ponds or in the wet soil of valleys.
General Description: The sapwood is a grayish-white that merges gradually into the heartwood which has a light grayish-brown color. The texture is uniform with a even straight grain.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 2.35
Specific Gravity: 0.30-0.47
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 4,000-8,500
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1,000-1,400
Side Hardness (lbs): 930
The wood takes both screws and nails well, but is rated as "poor" in both categories because the holding properties are "poor".
Not currently in stock, commercial quantities are limited. Please contact us to discuss alternate species.