Name Yellow-Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as American whitewood, tulip poplar, tuliptree, tulipwood, poplar, popple, white poplar, canary wood, canoe wood, and saddletree.
Sources Grows in eastern United States and Canada. Not a true poplar.
Appearance Generally straight grained with a fine, uniform texture. Yellowish brown heartwood, turning green upon exposure, and creamy white sapwood.
Physical Props Relatively light in weight, soft, and weak, with good stiffness and dimensional stability, moderate steam bending, and low decay resistance.
Working Props Works well with machine or hand tools. Carves and turns easily. Glues, screws, and nails satisfactorily. Takes paint, stains, and other finishes well. Readily available and inexpensive.
Uses Used for furniture components, core stock for pianos and audio/video cabinets, sash, doors, shelving, boxes, crates, baskets, musical instruments, pattern making, woodenware, carvings, and pallets.