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Cottonwood

Populus deltoides

DISTRIBUTION
Eastern U.S. Main commercial areas: Middle and Southern states.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The sapwood is white and may contain brown streaks, while the heartwood may be pale-to-light brown. It is a diffuse, porous wood with a coarse texture. The wood is generally straight-grained and contains relatively few defects. Cottonwood is a true poplar; therefore, has similar characteristics and properties to aspen.

WORKING PROPERTIES
General machinability is fair, although tension wood is frequently present and can cause a fuzzy surface when cut, which in turn will require additional care when finishing. The wood glues well and has good resistance to splitting when nailing and screwing. It dries easily but may still have a tendency to warp, with slight movement in performance.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Cottonwood is relatively light in weight. The wood is soft, and weak in bending and compression, and low in shock resistance.

AVAILABILITY
Widely available.

MAIN USES
Furniture, furniture arts, millwork and moulding, toys, and kitchen utensils. Specialized uses are Venetian blinds, shutters, and caskets.



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American Hardwood Information Center13 hours ago
Decorative millwork can turn bland interiors into memorable spaces. Minnesota-based architect Meriwether Felt installed stained cherry mouldings, trims, and casings in a master bath renovation. “The stained wood warms up the bathroom and provides richness,” he says. “The client asked for a luxurious, yet elegant feeling, and cherry fit the bill perfectly”

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