Where it Grows
Widespread throughout Eastern U.S. Tree heights can reach 150 feet.
Light construction, furniture, kitchen cabinets, doors, musical instruments, siding, paneling, moldings and millwork, edge-glued panels, turnings and carvings.
|(inch-pound)a at moisture content|
|Modulus of Rupture (lbf/in2)||6,000||10,100|
|Modulus of Elasticityc (106 lbf/in2)||1.22||1.58|
|Work to Maximum Load (in-lbf/in3)||7.5||8.8|
|Impact Bending (in.)||24||26|
|Compression Parallel to Grain (lbf/in2)
|Compression Perpendicular to Grain (lbf/in2)||270||500|
|Shear Parallel to Grain (lbf/in2)
|Tension Perpendicular to Grain (lbf/in2)
|Side Hardness (lbf)||440||54|
11.2 percent of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available.
Did You Know?
The poplar tree is rarely attacked by parasites.
The sapwood is creamy white and may be streaked, with the heartwood varying from pale yellowish brown to olive green. The green color in the heartwood will tend to darken on exposure to light and turn brown. The wood has a medium to fine texture and is straight-grained; has a comparatively uniform texture.
A versatile wood that is easy to machine, plane, turn, glue and bore. It dries easily with minimal movement in performance and has little tendency to split when nailed. It takes and holds paint, enamel and stain exceptionally well.
A medium density wood with low bending, shock resistance, stiffness and compression values, with a medium steam-bending classification. Excellent strength and stability.
Very widely available.