Poplar, also called Tulip Poplar and Yellow Poplar (scientific name: Liriodendron tulipifera), has a heartwood of light cream to yellow-brown color with occasional grey/green streaks. Sapwood is pale yellow to white and not clearly distinguishable from the heartwood. Its texture is medium, luster is low and grain is straight and uniform.
Poplar is commonly found in eastern United States. It is rated moderately durable to not durable, and is prone to insect attack.
Janka Hardness :
2,400 N (540 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :
455 kg/m3 (29 lbs/ft3)
Good results achieved with either hand tools or machine tools and easy to work with in almost all regards.Softness can cause fuzzy surface and edges while sanding and shaping. Get a smooth surface by using finer grit of sandpaper.