Poplar » Liriodendron tulipifera

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

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

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 (1/2"x3"x6")

Poplar Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")


Free Shipping (48 U.S.)
$7.00 /ea.
Poplar 4/4 Lumber

Poplar 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

6
Ratings Snapshot
3.667
out of 5
Would recommend this product?

$3.79 /Bd. Ft.
+ Volume Discounts
Poplar 6/4 Lumber

Poplar 6/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

5
Ratings Snapshot
4.8
out of 5
Would recommend this product?

$3.89 /Bd. Ft.
+ Volume Discounts
Poplar 8/4 Lumber

Poplar 8/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

6
Ratings Snapshot
4.333
out of 5
Would recommend this product?

$3.99 /Bd. Ft.
+ Volume Discounts
Poplar 12/4 Lumber

Poplar 12/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

7
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product?

$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!
$77.00 /Pack
+ Volume Discounts
Poplar 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Poplar 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

12
Ratings Snapshot
4.667
out of 5
Would recommend this product?

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!
$127.00 /Pack
+ Volume Discounts
Poplar Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'

Poplar Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'


$16.00 /ea.
+ Volume Discounts
Poplar Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

Poplar Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"


$3.00 /ea.
+ Volume Discounts
Poplar Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

Poplar Turning Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"


$4.00 /ea.
+ Volume Discounts
Poplar Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"

Poplar Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30"


$5.00 /ea.
+ Volume Discounts
Poplar Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 3'

Poplar Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 3'


$10.00 /ea.
+ Volume Discounts