$6.95 BF (Board Foot)
Color/Appearance: Heartwood is light cream to yellowish brown, with occasional streaks of gray or green. Sapwood is pale yellow to white, not always clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Can also be seen in mineral stained colors ranging from dark purple to red, green, or yellow, sometimes referred to as Rainbow Poplar. Colors tend to darken upon exposure to light.
Workability: Very easy to work in almost all regards, one of Poplar’s only downsides is its softness. Due to its low density, Poplar can sometimes leave fuzzy surfaces and edges: especially during shaping or sanding. Sanding to finer grits of sandpaper may be necessary to obtain a smooth surface.
Common Uses: Seldom used for its appearance, (except in the case of Rainbow Poplar), Poplar is a utility wood in nearly every sense. It’s used for pallets, crates, upholstered furniture frames, paper (pulpwood), and plywood. Poplar veneer is also used for a variety of applications: either dyed in various colors, or on hidden undersides of veneered panels to counteract the pull of the glue on an exposed side that has been veneered with another, more decorative wood species.
Characteristics of Poplar
- Origin of Wood Type USA & Canada
- Avg. Weight Per BF 2.58/bf
- Rarity / Availability Readily Available
- Typical Avg. Width 4″ to 15″, can be found up to 24″ wide
- Typical Avg. Length 8′ to 16′
- Wood Uses Wood Carving, Cabinetry, Light Construction Work, Interior Trim for Boats, Toys, Doors, Plywood and many other uses
- Common 1 & 2, & FAS
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