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Poplar - 3/4" x 6" x 36"

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Poplar, Tulip Poplar or Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) is a domestic species that is very popular for paint grade projects. The heartwood is light cream to yellowish-brown with some occasional streaks of gray or green. It has a straight, uniform grain, with a medium texture. It...

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Poplar, Tulip Poplar or Yellow Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) is a domestic species that is very popular for paint grade projects. The heartwood is light cream to yellowish-brown with some occasional streaks of gray or green. It has a straight, uniform grain, with a medium texture. It is easy to work. We recommend sanding to a little higher grit than you might usually do prior to finishing. Poplar is a utility wood in nearly every sense. Common uses include utility cabinets and furniture, carvings, doors, millwork, mouldings, shelving, toys, teenware and turnings. Poplar veneer is also used for a variety of applications: either dyed in various colors, or on hidden undersides of veneered panels to counteract the pull of the glue on an exposed side that has been veneered with another, more decorative wood species.

Features:

  • The tallest hardwood tree in North America
  • Versatile wood with enough strength for most applications, sufficient stiffness, stability, and wear resistance
  • A film finish over stain or dye will make this wood look great
  • Native to North America
Specifications:
  • Thickness: 3/4"
  • Width: 6"
  • Length: 36"
  • All sizes are nominal
  • Actual size is: 3/4" x 5-1/2" x 35-3/4"
What's Included:
  • (1) Poplar - 3/4" x 6" x 36" - Dimensional Lumber
Notes:
  • Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
  • Cut from quality, kiln-dried stock. The grain runs with the longest dimension.
  • Thin Stock is sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Carving and Turning Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Plywood sizes are nominal, the dimensions are +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Smaller blocks are sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Spindle stock, or stock that is 1-1/2" - 2" wide is sawn to +/-1/8" of the listed size.


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Reviews

4.25 out of 5 stars
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  1. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Knotty with uneven finish

    Being used for various chipcarving projects (plaques, trivets, etc.) Board had knots & rough, uneven sections at one end. Luckily the waste was not too signigicant. Would use again due to low cost

  2. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Very nice wood indeed :-)

    Very nice wood. I used this wood to make a Solid-body Electric Mountain Dulcimer. All I did to the wood was apply 2 coats of clear finish. Looks gorgeous indeed. :-)

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Choice Hardwood

    I bought this particular poplar to build a tater bin. Holds onions too!! I have also made some very popular ( pun intended ) picture frames. Your machines love this inexspensive hardwood, as do i. Thanks again WOODCRAFT. H. Davis SLC, UT

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Poplar doesnt get enough recognition

    I bought this particular poplar to make a potatoe and onion storage bin for my kitchen. It works great with any machine or power tool that you use. I have also made picture frames with this poplar that turned out near perfect. This is top quality hardwood poplar that you can use for virtually anything. I love working with it, plus it is very affordable.

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