The Poplar Family
|Scientific Name:||Liriodendron tulipifera|
|Crushing Strength:||5,540lbf /in2|
Poplar has a heartwood that is light cream to yellowish brown in color. The sapwood is a pale yellow to white color. The color will darken with exposure to light. The grain is straight and it has a medium texture. The wood gives off a low natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Poplar is rated as moderately durable to non-durable in regard to decay. It is a very easy wood to work with.
|Scientific Name:||Populus balsamifera|
|Location:||Canada & northern USA|
|Crushing Strength:||4,020lbf /in2|
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The term “Rainbow Poplar” does not refer to a separate wood species, but rather, is a designation of yellow Poplar that has been mineral stained. The resulting mineral stained wood—which, although not necessarily common, is by no means rare or scarce—exhibits a variety of colors ranging from green, purple, black, red, etc. It is this distinct variety of colors that turns an otherwise oridnary piece of Poplar into the intriguing Rainbow Poplar. The precise cause of these streaks and discolored wood produced in certain trees is not fully understood.
|Scientific Name:||Populus alba|
|Location:||Southern/Central Europe & Central Asia|
|Crushing Strength:||not available|
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