Michael T Shue Studios Wood Blog
Collection of Wood samples used in my shop. Includes information on the wood characteristics.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
American Poplar (Liriodendron Tulipifera)
Status: Secure and available.
Other Common Names: Tulip Poplar
Found in Eastern US, these members of the Magniliaceae family (Liriodendron) can grow to 130-160 feet in height and 6-8 feet in diameter. .
Color is pale brown but can have mineral stains.
Medium texture, machines well and turns well. Specific Gravity: .40-.51. Avg. Dry Weight: 32 pounds per cubic foot.
Used to make: Utility Furniture, Flooring and turnings.
Poplar salvaged from Timber Crib dam (submerged for 200 years)
Michael T Shue
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