Poplar // Liriodendron tulipifera

Budget-friendly poplar beats the pants off of pine. It's soft but dense so it's delightfully easy to shape and machine. The tight grain makes the perfect choice for stain or paint, but poplar works fine with a clear finish, too.
Poplar grows in North America
map of where Poplar grows
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.
Weight

2.5

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

540

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

0.42

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

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 (1/2"x3"x6")
Poplar Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
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Poplar 4/4 Lumber
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Poplar 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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Poplar 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Poplar Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"
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Poplar Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"
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