POPLAR - Liriodendron tulipifera

poplar

NAME: Poplar
BOTANICAL NAME: Liriodendron tulipifera
ALSO KNOWN AS: Yellow Poplar, Tulip Wood
RANGE: Throughout Eastern US
STRENGTH PROPERTIES: A medium density wood with low bending, shock resistance, stiffness and compression values, with a medium steam-bending classification.
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Easy to machine, plane, turn, glue and drill. Dries easily with minimal movement and has little tendency to split when nailed. It takes and holds paint, enamel and stain exceptionally well.
AVAILABILITY: Excellent availability in a wide variety of thicknesses, widths and lengths.
USES: Light construction, furniture, kitchen cabinets, doors, musical instruments, siding, paneling, mouldings and millwork, edge-glued panels, turnings and carvings
COST: Low