Woodworkers and turners rely on AdvantageLumber.com to supply high-quality hardwood lumber. One common utility hardwood that we offer is Poplar Wood.
For centuries, Poplar has been used in countries throughout the world. In fact, Poplar was such a useful wood that scientists have recently found a Poplar wood door made in the Stone Age! Read about this 5,000 year old Stone Age door found in Switzerland.
Poplar is a very beneficial hardwood because it is both versatile and inexpensive. It is also well known for its coloring. Poplar sapwood has a light cream to yellowish color and its heartwood has a greenish brown color with streaks of gray. It is typically straight grained, with a fine texture. It accepts paint exceptionally well and can be stained to look like almost any kind of wood.
Poplar wood is great for commercial uses like furniture construction, molding, trim work, and plywood. It is particularly used for paint grade cabinets and cabinet framing. However, it does have some restrictions. Poplar is a softer wood (Janka hardness of 300), so it is weak when it comes to durability. You should avoid using Poplar wood for flooring or any outdoor projects. Why? Due to its permeability, Poplar is susceptible to insect attack and decay, so stay away from using it for decking or siding.
Are you in need of a great domestic hardwood? Look no further. AdvantageLumber.com offers a wide variety of hardwood lumber that is affordable and perfect for any project.