The Willow Family

black-willow-sBlack Willow

Scientific Name: Salix nigra
Location: Eastern USA
Dried Weight: 54lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,930lbf
Crushing Strength: 11,710lbf /in2

Black Willow has a heartwood that is reddish or grayish brown, sometimes with darker streaks. The sapwood is a white to tan color. The grain is interlocked or irregular and it has a medium to fine uniform texture. The end grain is semi-ring-porous. It is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. The wood glues and finishes well, as well it responds well to steam bending.

 

crack-willow-sCrack Willow

Scientific Name: Salix fragilis
Location: Europe
Dried Weight: 27lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 640lbf
Crushing Strength: 3,530lbf /in2

Crack Willow has a heartwood that is light tan to deeper reddish brown, sometimes with darker streaks. The sapwood is a white to tan color. The grain is straight and it has a fine to medium uniform texture. The end grain is semi-ring-porous. It is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. The wood glues and finishes well.

 

white-willowWhite Willow

Scientific Name: Salix alba
Location: Europe, Western and Central Asia
Dried Weight: 25lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 570lbf
Crushing Strength: 3,900lbf /in2

White Willow has a heartwood which is a tan to pinkish brown color. The sapwood is a white color. The grain is straight and it has a fine to medium uniform texture. The end grain is semi-ring-porous. It is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. The wood glues and finishes well.

 

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