Tulip Poplar Wood


Tuilip Poplar

  • Domestic hardwood lumber 
  • Light green/yellow, sometimes with purple, and pink highlights
  • Excellent wood for furniture, cabinets, doors, millwork

Also Know As:

whitewood, fiddletree,  Liriodendron tulipifera

Characteristics of Tulip Poplar

Cost $$$
Wood Type Hardwood
Density (mean, Kg/m³) 422
Avg. Weight Per sq/ft³ 31 lb/ft³
Use(s) Furniture, doors, trim, cabinets
Color scale Sapwood is nearly white, while
the heart wood can be brown,
green, purple, blue, pinkish
Moisture movement and Drying Dries with little distortion or movement

About The Tulip Poplar Species

The Tulip Poplar, also known as the tulip tree or the yellow poplar, is a hardwood tree that’s native to most of the eastern United States. It is not a true poplar tree but instead is a member of the magnolia tree family. Tulip Poplars can reach heights of 160ft or even higher. Tulip poplar is a fast-growing hardwood tree and tends to live longer than other fast growing trees that aren’t hardwoods. This tree can produce a beautiful color array of greens, purples, blacks, and reds. This distinct variety of colors turns an otherwise ordinary piece of Poplar into the intriguing Rainbow Poplar. The precise cause of these streaks and discolored wood produced in certain trees is not fully understood.

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