Poplar


Formal Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
Color: Sapwood is creamy white and may be streaked. The heartwood is usually tan but can vary from pale yellowish brown to olive green. The green color in the heartwood will tend to darken on exposure to light and turn brown.
Shade: Light
Grain: Straight-grained, with a medium to fine, uniform texture
Workability: Versatile wood that is easy to machine, plane, turn, glue and bore. It dries easily with minimal movement and has little tendency to split when nailed. It takes and holds paint, enamel and stain exceptionally well.
Physical Properties: Medium density wood with low bending, shock resistance, stiffness and compression values, with a medium steam-bending classification.
Uses: light construction, furniture, kitchen cabinets, doors, musical instruments, exterior trim and siding, paneling, mouldings and millwork, edge-glued panels, turnings and carvings.
Machining
Nailing
Screwing
Gluing
Finishing

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Wood is a natural product. Some variation in color and grain pattern will occur between samples, images on this website, photographs and any specific installation.

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