poplar wood


  • One of the most used secondary woods for paint grade lumber, drawer sides and furniture backs
  • Fast growing hardwood
  • Trees often grow quite large
  • Quiet grain, easy to work
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Characteristics of Poplar

Origin of Wood Type USA & Canada
Botanical Name Liriodendron tulipifera
Specific Gravity 0.51
Avg. Weight Per BF 2.58
Color Range White – Pale Yellow/ Brown
Rarity / Availability Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width 4″ to 15″, can be found up to 24″ wide
Typical Avg. Length 8′ to 16′
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Wood Carving, Cabinetry, Light Construction Work, Interior Trim for Boats, Toys, Doors, Plywood and many other uses
Lumber Grades Common 1 & 2, & FAS
Other Trade Names American Whitewood, Tulip Poplar, Tulipwood, Tulip Tree
Poplar Lumber Pricing
Poplar Hardwood Flooring

Sample Pictures of Poplar

Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.

All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color.  We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.