Tulip Poplar Wood
- Domestic hardwood lumber
- Light green/yellow, sometimes with purple, and pink highlights
- Excellent wood for furniture, cabinets, doors, millwork
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Characteristics of Tulip Poplar
|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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