Poplar Wood – What is it?
Poplar wood is a species of wood most commonly used in the making of furniture, cabinets, wooden toys, plywood, etc. It is considered a hardwood, but is just about as easy to work with as pine boards or other soft woods. Poplar is a popular choice for interior work and is something that is always stocked throughout all of our Builder Surplus locations.
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Poplar boards are white/ivory in tone with green or brown streaks running through the heartwood of the board. In addition, the wood is straight grained and uniform in texture. It has a medium density which allows paints and glues to adhere very well. These characteristics lead to poplar being one of the leaders in utility hardwoods.
As mentioned earlier, poplar is used for construction plywood and also construction grade lumber. Most often, you will find it in smaller, single-family homes and sheds. Because paint and glue take to poplar exceptionally well, it is used frequently in woodworking projects, as well as cabinets and drawers.
Poplar is also a great option for a woodworker creating decorative moldings and trim work for use throughout the home. Its ability to accept a wide range of stains and paint make it attractive to the do-it-yourselfer. It can easily be used to match an existing cabinet, drawers, or molding due to it being very easily machine-worked. In turn, poplar can be used in many home remodels or facelifts. It is a utility hardwood in every sense of the word. It is also a nice inexpensive hardwood that is widely available and always in stock!
So, if a woodworking project is in your future plans, stop into a Builders Surplus near you and check out our amazing poplar board selection today! And remember, as Max T. Value always says, “When value’s a must, shop Builders Surplus!”