Domestic Hardwood Willow

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Latin Name: Salix nigra

Family: Salicaceae - the Willow family

Other Common Name(s): Black Willow, Dudley Willow, Goodding Willow, Sauce, Saule, Sauz, Southwestern Black Willow, Swamp Willow, Weide, Western Black Willow, Wilg

Domestic Hardwood

Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior Use Only

Furniture, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings

Willow typically grows in the southern United States, and like swampy wet soil.

General Description: The sapwood is white to a light tan color. The heartwood is gray or reddish-brown with dark streaks. The gain is somewhat interlocked and has a uniform texture.

Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):

Working Properties
Machining: Good
Nailing: Fair
Glueing: Well
Screwing: Good
Finishing: Good

Physical Properties
Weight (lbs/BF): 2.335
Specific Gravity: 0.36-0.39
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 4,800-7,800
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 790-1,010
Side Hardness (lbs): 1250

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Item Availability
Not currently in stock, commercial quantities are limited. Please contact us to discuss alternate species.

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