Inventory - Species:
Eastern Cottonwood
Populus Deltoides

DESCRIPTION – Eastern Cottonwood can be found in North America, from Quebec all the way to Texas.  The sapwood is typically a grayish white while the heartwood is a light brown. 


PROPERTIES – Eastern Cottonwood is a soft and light weight wood similar to basswood and is not very durable.  It must be carefully dried to prevent warping.  However, because it is so soft, eastern cottonwood is easily worked with both hand and machine tools.  It nails and glues well but its holding properties aren’t very good.


USES – It is primarily used for building boxes and crates, bee hives, and inexpensive furniture parts.



Eastern Cottonwood trees grow up to 100’ tall and up to 4’ in diameter.   When conditions are right it grows very fast.  We stock eastern cottonwood in 4/4 to 16/4 thicknesses and up to 32” wide.


To view available slabs listed in our website inventory. click on a desired thickness listed in the chart to the right. Keep in mind we only have about 1/10th of our inventory listed online, so feel free to reach out to a member of our sales team for more assistance in your search:


Cottonwood, Eastern
Available in:
5/4 6/4 8/4 12/4 16/4 or thicker
(select desired thickness)