Poplar / Tulipwood
Poplar (also known as Tulipwood) comes from various Eastern States of America. It is often used for kitchen furniture carcasses as it is kiln dried to between about 8-12% av.m.c. and is stable for profiles and mouldings.
It has a soft texture and is predominantly pale cream to light green in colour, and often within each board there will be vivid purple and black colouring. This is not a defect, but should be considered when finishing.
Thicknesses: 25mm,32mm,38mm,51mm,76mm,100mm and sizes are generally random 125mm - 300mm with lengths mainly 2.1m - 4.8m.
- Versatile and easy to machine and turn
- Good for nailing, screwing and gluing
- Takes paint, stains and enamels exceptionally well
- Dries easily
- Minimal movement in performance
- Medium density wood
- Low bending, shock resistance, stiffness and compression properties
- Medium steam bending properties
- Non-resistant to decay
- Heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment, sapwood is permeable
- Light construction
- Interior joinery
- Kitchen cabinets
- Edge-glued panels
- Turning and carving