Yellow Poplar, Tulip Wood
Strength and mechanical properties
Yellow poplar trees grow taller than any
other U.S. hardwood species and they are members of the magnolia
The bark, leaves, flowers, fruit and roots
contain pharmaceuticals. Poplar is the state tree of Indiana,
Kentucky and Tennessee.
Where it Grows
Widespread throughout Eastern U.S. Tree heights can reach 150 feet.
Light construction, furniture,kitchen cabinets, doors, musical instruments, siding, paneling, mouldings and millwork, edge-glued
panels, turnings and carvings.
11.2 percent of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available.
Did You Know?
The poplar tree is rarely attacked by parasites.
The sapwood is creamy white and may be
streaked, with the heartwood varying from pale yellowish brown
to olive green.
The green color in the heartwood will tend to
darken on exposure to light and turn brown.
The wood has a medium to fine texture and is
straight-grained; has a comparatively uniform texture.
A versatile wood that is easy to machine,
plane, turn, glue and bore.
It dries easily with minimal movement in
performance and has little tendency to split when nailed.
It takes and holds paint, enamel and stain
A medium density wood with low bending, shock
resistance, stiffness and compression values, with a medium
Excellent strength and stability.
Very widely available.
26 mm. - ca 30 m3
33 mm. - ca..30 m3
40 mm. - ca. 25 m3
52 mm. - ca. 25 m3
65 mm. - ca. 15 m3
80 mm. - ca. 15 m3