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Poplar (Botanical: Liriodendron tulipifera)

Information to help you make woodworking projects with Poplar - all products are listed at bottom
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Poplar By The Numbers:

2.50
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
-30.17% lighter than red oak
540
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
-58.14% softer than red oak
0.42
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
-34.38% less dense than red oak

Poplar Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Poplar Wood Characteristics

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

Color Range

Grayish white sapwood with greenish brown heart.
other names for Poplar

Other 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 Poplar

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, jigs, drawer sides, painted furniture
the Poplar tree

What'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. The Poplar tree grows in Eastern USA & Canada.
map of where this wood grows

Poplar Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$7.00 /ea.

Buy Poplar Hardwood Sample

Poplar Hardwood Sample
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$3.99 /Board Feet

Buy Poplar 4/4 Lumber

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$4.09 /Board Feet

Buy Poplar 6/4 Lumber

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$4.19 /Board Feet

Buy Poplar 8/4 Lumber

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Buy Poplar 12/4 Lumber

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$76.00 /Pack

Buy Poplar 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

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Buy Poplar 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

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Buy Poplar 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet

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