Origin: Tulip, also known as Yellow Poplar, is found in the United States from New England, west to Michigan, and South to Florida.
Color: The sapwood of Tulip is a creamy white and the heartwood is a light yellow to green color. The heartwood coloring will turn to shades of brown with light exposure. Tulip can be found with vibrant coloring caused from mineral staining, producing colors like dark purple or red, green, and yellow; this is sometimes referred to as Rainbow Poplar. The grain is usually straight; Tulip is rarely found with figure.
Janka Hardness: 540 (soft)
Decay and Weather Resistance: Tulip is rated as being moderate to non-durable. It is susceptible to insect attack and has low to moderate decay resistance.
Workability: Tulip is very easy to work with; it is a lightweight wood with low density. Sometimes it can leave fuzzy surfaces and edges, so sanding to finer grits of sandpaper may be necessary. It nails, screws, glues, and stains well.
Uses: Tulip has a variety of uses including furniture, cabinets, boxes or crates, interior joinery, and turnings or carvings.
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