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Poplar (Botanical: Liriodendron tulipifera)

Information to help you do fine woodworking with Poplar - all products are listed at bottom
Poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera
Liriodendron tulipifera, Poplar lumber and wood
Liriodendron tulipifera, Poplar lumber and wood
Liriodendron tulipifera, Poplar lumber and wood
Characteristics
Light Heavy
Weight:
Soft Hard
Hardness:
Fine Coarse
Texture:
Easy Difficult
Working:
Easy Difficult
Finishing:
Chart Help
map of where this wood grows

woodworking characteristicsPoplar Characteristics

Fine textured, soft and lightweight. Easily worked and takes paint exceptionally well. Frequently finished to look like other woods.

color of PoplarColor Range

Grayish white sapwood with greenish brown heart.

other names for PoplarOther Names

American tulipwood, American whitewood, Canary whitewood, Canary wood, Canoe wood, Poplar, Popple, Saddletree, Tulip poplar, Tuliptree, Tulipwood, White poplar, Whitewood, Yellow poplar

uses for PoplarSome Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, jigs, drawer sides, painted furniture

the Poplar treeWhat's the Tree Like?

A tall, stately tree. May reach 150 feet high with a trunk up to 10 feet and free of branches for up to 90 feet.

where Poplar growsPoplar grows in

Eastern USA & Canada.

What Customers Say About This Wood

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Poplar Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$7.00 /ea.
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Buy Poplar Hardwood Sample

Poplar Hardwood Sample
  • 1/2'' actual thickness, planed and sande ...
  • Ripped to 3'' ...
  • Samples are milled on all sides, cut squ ...
$3.59 /Board Feet
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Buy Poplar 4/4 Lumber

Poplar 4/4 Lumber
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 4''-12'' variety of widths are in stock, ...
  • Select & Better. ...
  • Bonus Discount! 25% off for 100+ ...
$3.79 /Board Feet
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Buy Poplar 6/4 Lumber

Poplar 6/4 Lumber
  • 1-5/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two side ...
  • 4''-12'' variety of widths are in stock, ...
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  • Bonus Discount! 25% off for 100+ ...
$3.99 /Board Feet
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Buy Poplar 8/4 Lumber

Poplar 8/4 Lumber
  • 1-13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sid ...
  • 4''-12'' variety of widths are in stock, ...
  • Select & Better. ...
  • Bonus Discount! 25% off for 100+ ...
$4.99 /Board Feet
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Buy Poplar 12/4 Lumber

Poplar 12/4 Lumber
  • 2-13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sid ...
  • 4''-12'' variety of widths are in stock, ...
  • Select & Better. ...
  • Bonus Discount! 25% off for 100+ ...
$72.00 /Pack
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Buy Poplar 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Poplar 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
  • A total of 10 board feet (or slightly mo ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ...
  • Craft Packs contain clear shorts. ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 3+ Packs ...
$121.00 /Pack
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Buy Poplar 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Poplar 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 4''-12'' variety of widths are in stock, ...
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  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 3+ Packs ...
$445.00 /Pack
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Buy Poplar 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet

Poplar 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
  • 100 board feet, and ships in approximate ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 4''-12'' variety of widths are in stock, ...
  • Select & Better. ...