Poplar trees grow quicker and taller than any other U.S. hardwood species. Because of this fast maturity, the lumber from poplar is lightweight and soft for a hardwood. However, it is strong and durable. It seasons well and resists warping once it is dried. Because the trunk of the tree has no limbs or braches, except at the very top, the wood has few knots.

The color ranges from white to yellowish cast, sometimes with slightly greenish cast and occasionally with dark purplish streaks.

We use Poplar whenever paint grade material is specified. That is because it is straight grained and evenly textured. It absorbs paint well. In addition, it cuts and sands well, keeps itsí edge and resists splitting.


Machines well, few knots, paint grade (smooth grain)


Relatively soft

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