Yellow Poplar Wood
(Liriodendron tulipifera}. This variety of poplar, commonly known as "white wood" is largely used in joinery and the cheaper class of cabinet-work. The colour of the wood varies somewhat, but may be described as a cold yellowish or brownish-white, and the annual rings, being darker on one side than the other, can easily be distinguished.
The best quality of yellow poplar wood is uniform in texture and even in grain; and when thoroughly seasoned and kept dry, it is not very liable, under ordinary atmospheric conditions, to warp, swell, or shrink. While it is in all respects inferior to the best yellow pine, as described above, it is well suited for the amateur joiner's use, and has the advantage of being comparatively cheap. It is all that can be desired for painted furniture, and it takes stains in a satisfactory manner.
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