Poplar Wood

Poplar Wood

The characteristics of yellow poplar wood.

Craftsman Style

¶ The other names for poplar are whitewood and yellow poplar. Poplar has had extensive use for clapboards or weatherboard siding on the sides of residences, but cypress is taking its place in some sections. It is a soft, clear, close and straight-grain wood which is not very elastic. It shrinks little on being seasoned, and while it is light in weight, it is strong enough for the purpose. One of the easiest of woods to paint, it has the ability to absorb paint, offering excellent penetration and anchorage for the paint. Not extensively used for interior trim but it makes an excellent foundation for white enamel finishes. It takes stain well but its grain figure is not very attractive.

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