Poplar » Liriodendron tulipifera

Why Poplar?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

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
Weight

2.50

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-30.17% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

540

Janka Rating (?)
-58.14% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
Density

0.42

Specific Gravity (?)
-34.38% less dense than red oak(.64)

Woodworking with Poplar:

General Workability
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak


 
Poplar Hardwood Sample
(Not Yet Rated)

Free Shipping (48 U.S.)

  • Width: Ripped to 3''

$7.00 /ea.

Poplar 4/4 Lumber
Poplar 4/4 Lumber
5
Ratings Snapshot
4.2
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-12'' variety of widths are in stock, edges are rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is availble above.

$3.99 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Poplar 6/4 Lumber
Poplar 6/4 Lumber
2
Ratings Snapshot
4.5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-12'' variety of widths are in stock, edges are rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is availble above.

$4.09 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Poplar 8/4 Lumber
Poplar 8/4 Lumber
5
Ratings Snapshot
4.2
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-12'' variety of widths are in stock, edges are rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is availble above.

$4.19 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Poplar 12/4 Lumber
Poplar 12/4 Lumber
5
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-12'' variety of widths are in stock, edges are rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is availble above.

$4.99 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Poplar 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Poplar 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
3
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
  • Quantity: A total of 10 board feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 5 to 8 boards depending on the size

$75.00 /Pack

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Poplar 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Poplar 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
8
Ratings Snapshot
4.875
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-12'' variety of widths are in stock, edges are rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is availble above.
  • Quantity: Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or slightly more), which tends to be approximately 4 to 7 boards depending on the size

$125.00 /Pack

+ Volume Discounts
Poplar 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
Poplar 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet of Lumber
1
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-12'' variety of widths are in stock, edges are rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is availble above.
  • Quantity: 100 board feet, and ships in approximately 5 packages by UPS.

$482.00 /Pack

Poplar Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'
Poplar Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'
(Not Yet Rated)
  • Width: 5.5" actual measured width. Nominally known as 1x6.

$16.00 /ea.

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