Botanical Name: Populus Balsamifera
Poplar is suitable for furniture framing, drawers, toys, flooring, boxes and crates, veneers and plywood. Soft, yet versatile. Woolly, yet splinter resistant. Poplar is a time-tested and proven wood for both amateur woodworkers and seasoned furniture makers.
Buy Poplar wood for sale from Advantage Trim & Lumber Company.
All hardwood lumber is sold by the board foot. A minimum order of 100 board feet for online orders is required. All orders will be fulfilled with random length and width boards. Do you need custom sized boards? Please call 1-877-232-3915
||Heartwood color varies from creamy-white to gray in color. It can sometimes be light brown or pinkish-brown. Grain is straight. Texture can best be described as "woolly."
||Balm, Balsam cottonwood, Balsam poplar, California poplar, Cottonwood, Hackmatack, Heartleaf balsam poplar, Tacamahac, Tacamahac poplar, Western balsam poplar
||To produce a good finish the woolly texture must be overcome with very sharp and thin cutters. Takes paint, varnish and polish well. Takes nails and screws well. Does not take stains well.
||Resistance to shock loads is low. Bending strength (8200 psi) and crush strength (4550 psi) is also low.