Poplar: Domestic Hardwood

Poplar lumber is one of the most diverse hardwoods available in the US. Widely used for all woodworking applications, from stained to painted projects. Poplar is easy to work, machine, and sand. It is a great wood for beginner woodworkers.

Poplar is very affordable and is available in various widths and lengths. Poplar is also used widely for secondary purposes such as drawer boxes in cabinetry, backs of cases and bookshelves, and painted projects. 

Poplar Wood for Sale


Origin of Wood Type The U.S. and Canada
Botanical Name Liriodendron Tulipifera
Specific Gravity .46
Avg. Weight Per BF 3.3 lbs
Color Range White sapwood and green heartwood
Rarity / Availability Common
Typical Avg. Width 4 – 16 inches
Typical Avg. Length 8 – 16 feet
Avg. Waste Factor 20%
Wood Uses Woodworking and Cabinetry
Lumber Grades FAS through 2 common
Other Trade Names Tulip Poplar