American Poplar
American Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)
 
Family - Magnoliaceae
 
Distribution: Canada and eastern USA
 
Characteristics: The sapwood is white and the heartwood varies in colour, ranging from olive green to yellow to brown.  The wood is straight grained, fine textured, fairly soft and light in weight.

 

Working Qualities: Easy to work and finishes to a fine, smooth finish. Glues and takes nails well. Can be stained polished or painted and hold enamel finishes excellently.
 
Uses: Joinery, including doors, interior trim, light construction, boats, toys and plywood.