Fine Arts Library Materials Collection

American Hardwoods

Dublin Core

Title

American Hardwoods
Poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera

Description

The sapwood is creamy white and may be streaked, with the heartwood varying from plae yellowish brown to olive green. The green color in the heartwood will tend to darken on exposure to light and turn brown. The wood has a medium to fine texture and is straight grained.

Distribution is widespread throughout Eastern United States.

A versatile wood that is easy to machine, plane, turn, glue, and bore. It dries easily with minimal movement in performance and has little tendency to split when nailed. It takes and holds paint, enamel and stain exceptionally well.
Intended Applications: machining; nailing; screwing; gluing; finishing (process)

Creator

American Hardwood Export Council

Source

http://www.americanhardwood.org/

Rights

© Rector and Visitors, University of Virginia

Identifier

CSI MasterFormat Division: 06 — Wood, Plastics, and Composites(framing)
CSI MasterFormat Number: 06 40 00

Files

2153076-064000-Poplar,-Liriodendron-tulipifera.tif

Citation

American Hardwood Export Council, “American Hardwoods,” Fine Arts Library Materials Collection, accessed August 16, 2018, http://materials.neatline-uva.org/items/show/19.