Paulownia: A Wood That’s Both Strong and Ultralight

Paulownia (Paulownia tomentosa) is the second lightest wood in the world. The tree is native to Japan and Korea. Perhaps the wood’s greatest attribute is that it’s both lightweight and strong. The Average Dried Weight is 18 pounds per cubic foot (or 280 kg/m3) according to the Wood Database. Paulownia is also one of the …

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