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.
|Origin of Wood Type||The U.S. and Canada|
|Botanical Name||Liriodendron Tulipifera|
|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|