American Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)

 
 
 
 
 

Family - Magnoliaceae
Distribution: Canada and eastern USA
Other Names: American tulipwood, American whitewood, Blue poplar, Canadian whitewood, Canary whitewood, Canary wood, Canoe wood, Green cypress, Hickory poplar, Popple, Saddle tree, Tulip poplar, Tulip tree, Tulipwood, Virginian poplar, White poplar, Whitewood, Yellow poplar.
Characteristics: The sapwood is white and the heartwood varies in colour, ranging from olive green to yellow to brown and may be streaked with steel-blue. The wood is straight grained, fine textured, fairly soft and light in weight, about 510kg/m3 when dried.
Working Qualities: Easy to work and finishes to a fine, smooth finish. Glues and takes nails well. Can be stained polished or painted and hold enamel finishes excellently.
Uses: Joinery, including doors, interior trim, light construction, boats, toys and plywood.

 
 
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