Poplar: (Liriodendron tulipifera) Ratings 1 to 5 (best):
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Widespread throughout Eastern U. S.
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.
Very widely available.
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.
A medium density wood with low bending, shock resistance, stiffness and compression values, with a medium steam-bending classification.
Light construction, furniture, kitchen cabinets, doors, paneling, mouldings and millwork, edge-glued panels, turning and carvings.