Cottonwood


Formal Name: Populus deltoidus
Color: Sapwood is white and may contain brown streaks while the heartwood may be pale to light brown.
Shade: Light
Grain: Coarse texture with straight-grain and contains relatively few defects.
Workability: General machinability is fair, although tension wood is frequently present and can cause a fuzzy surface when cut, which may require additional care when finishing. The wood glues well and has good resistance to splitting when nailing and screwing.
Physical Properties: Low density with weak bending strength and compression and low in shock resistance. Excellent for carving, a soft wood.
Uses: furniture, furniture parts, millwork and mouldings, toys and kitchen utencils. Specialized uses are Venetian blinds, shutters and caskets.
Interior/Exterior: interior
Machining
Nailing
Screwing
Gluing
Finishing

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Wood is a natural product. Some variation in color and grain pattern will occur between samples, images on this website, photographs and any specific installation.

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