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Poplar / tulipwood timber is sourced from the Eastern United States, and has a subtle texture and mellow cream to light green colouring which is often picked out with purple and black, making it a popular choice for kitchen furnishings, profiles, and moulding for a paint finish
Poplar is an extremely versatile wood which is very easy to work and turn, and is great for nailing, screwing and gluing. It also handles paint, stains and enamels without issue, and dries quickly and easily. To order American Poplar / Tulipwood cut to size, simply select how you'd like your your timber machined within the Cutting List tool to the right, as well as the desired thickness, width and length, and we'll use the state of the art machinery found in our mill and machine shop to cut it to suit your specifications.
Cut to Size / Poplar / Tulipwood Timber
The sapwood is white, and in second-growth trees, very wide; the heartwood is variable in colour, ranging from olive green to yellow or brown, and may be streaked with steel-blue and/or purple. The annual growth terminates in a white band of parenchyma giving a subdued figure to longitudinal surfaces. The wood is straight-grained, fine textured, fairly soft and light in weight about 510 kg/m³ when dried.
Ordering Poplar / Tulipwood Timber
Poplar is an extremely versatile wood which is very easy to work and turn, and is great for nailing, screwing and gluing. It also handles paint, stains and enamels without issue, and dries quickly and easily. There is a high risk of irregular grain within American Poplar and so there is an increased risk of movement.
Frequently Asked Questions about Poplar / Tulipwood Planed Timber
What is poplar wood used for?
American Poplar / Tulipwood is used for Joinery - Interior, Furniture, Light Construction, Kitchen Cabinets, Doors, Paneling, Mouldings, Edge-glued Panels, Plywood, Turning and Carving and many more.
How strong and durable is poplar wood?
American Poplar / Tulipwood is similar to Idigbo in general strength properties. It is slightly durable and non-resistant to decay. The heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment and the sapwood is permeable.
What are its physical properties?
American Poplar / Tulipwood is easy to work with and finishes to a fine, smooth surface. It takes nails without tending to split, glues well and can be stained, polished or painted.
American Poplar / Tulipwood is in low bending, shock resistance, stiffness and compression properties. It is medium in steam bending.
Click & Collect and Delivery - Timbersource usually aims to dispatch orders within 10 working days for most requirements. We will endeavour to complete your order ahead of schedule.
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