Eastern Cottonwood

Name Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as cottonwood, poplar, eastern poplar, and southern cottonwood.
Sources Grows in United States and Canada.
Appearance Fairly straight grained with a uniform texture. Grayish white sapwood that gradually merges into brownish heartwood.
Physical Props Light, soft, weak, and low in stiffness, shock resistance and decay resistance.
Working Props Fairly easy to work but fuzzy surfaces can be a problem. Nails and screws without splitting but has poor holding properties. Glues and paints easily (not typically stained or varnished).
Uses Used for boxes, crates, baskets, pallets, cheaper furniture parts, veneer, pulp, and excelsior.