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DESCRIPTION: Heartwood is usually creamy-white to gray in color, sometimes pale brown or pinkish-brown. Grain is straight & can be woolly. Texture is fine & even.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: North America
BOTANICAL NAME: Populus Balsamifera
WORKING PROPERTIES: Nailing & screwing are satisfactory. Takes stain poorly, usually produces blotchy results. Takes paint, varnish & polish satisfactorily.
USES: Due to tough, woolly, non-splintering nature, it is suitable for rough usage such as the bottoms of wagons & carts. Also used in furniture framing, drawers, toys, flooring, boxes & crates, veneers & plywood.
JANKA HARDNESS: 540