Poplar

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(Yellow/Tulip; Liriodendron tulipifera)

Heartwood is light cream to yellowish brown, with occasional streaks of grey or green. Sapwood is pale yellow to white, not always clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Can also be seen in mineral stained colours ranging from dark purple to red, green, or yellow, sometimes referred to as Rainbow Poplar. Colours tend to darken upon exposure to light. Poplar typically has a straight, uniform grain, with a medium texture. Low natural lustre.

Very easy to work in almost all regards,  one of Poplar’s only downsides is its softness. Due to its low density, Poplar can sometimes leave fuzzy surfaces and edges: especially during shaping or sanding. Sanding to finer grits of sandpaper may be necessary to obtain a smooth surface. Its Janka hardness is 540, and care must be taken to avoid denting it in some applications. Turns, glues, and finishes well.

Common Uses: Poplar is a utility wood in nearly every sense. It’s used for pallets, crates, upholstered  furniture frames, paper (pulpwood), and plywood. Poplar veneer is also used for a variety of applications: either dyed in various colours, or on hidden undersides of veneered panels to counteract the pull of the glue on an exposed side that has been veneered with another, more decorative wood species.

Description

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Additional information

Weight 52 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 12 × 6 cm
Grade

Select or Better

Thickness

1", 1.25", 1.5", 2"

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