Poplar

yellow-poplar

Poplar: (Liriodendron tulipifera) Ratings 1 to 5 (best):

Poplar: (Liriodendron tulipifera) Ratings 1 to 5 (best):

Available Sizes:

Enquire for available sizes

  • Machining

    5

  • Nailing

    2

  • Screwing

    4

  • Gluing

    4

  • Finishing

    5

Distribution

Widespread throughout Eastern U. S.

General Description

The sapwood is creamy white and may be streaked, with the heartwood varying from pale yellowish brown to olive green. The green color in the heartwood will tend to darken on exposure to light and turn brown. The wood has a medium to fine texture and is straight-grained.

Availability

Very widely available.

Working Properties

A versatile wood that is easy to machine, plane, turn, glue and bore. It dries easily with minimal movement in performance and has little tendency to split when nailed. It takes and holds paint, enamel and stain exceptionally well.

Physical Properties

A medium density wood with low bending, shock resistance, stiffness and compression values, with a medium steam-bending classification.

Main Uses

Light construction, furniture, kitchen cabinets, doors, paneling, mouldings and millwork, edge-glued panels, turning and carvings.