Domestic Hardwood - Poplar
- FAS: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, 12/4, 16/4
- 9″ & Wider FAS: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4
- 8″-10″ FAS: 4/4
- #1 Common: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4
- Mostly a cream or yellowish brown color with streaks of gray or green in the board. Purple colored streaks in the wood are a result of mineral staining, with the more multi-colored streaks being referred to as Rainbow Poplar. Grain is straight and uniform with a medium texture. Pores of the lumber are closed. Poplar is the most common utility wood in the United States.
How well does it work?
- Poplar is one of the easiest species to work with hand and machine tools. The softness of the species may leave fuzzy surfaces and edges during shaping or sanding. Using a finer grit of sandpaper may be required for a smooth surface. Turning, gluing, staining, painting and drilling are rated as excellent.
Seasoning and Durability
- Decay resistance is considered moderately durable to non-durable.
- Poplar may have eye, skin, and respiratory irritation. Severe reactions are uncommon.
- Cabinetry, furniture frames, pallets, crates, and many other utility needs. Seldom used for appearance, with the exception of Rainbow Poplar.
- * Stock is currently available in limited quanities. This generally means we have less than 500 BF, or the stock is either all narrow or an odd length.