Poplar Lumber

Our poplar Wood is of hight quality. We produce both the FAS and common grade. We Produce Sawn timber square edged and unedged timber (kiln dried): Dimensions as per buyer request. Please contact us for your inquiry to place your order.

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Poplar Lumber

Poplar lumber is also known as Tulip or Yellow Poplar. The color of the heartwood is light cream to yellowish brown with sapwood being pale yellow to white. Colors tend to darken overtime due to exposure to light. The grain is generally straight, uniform with a medium texture. The main uses are for cabinets, kitchen utensils, furniture framing, pallets, crates and boxes.


  • FAS Grade
  • Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
  • Kiln Dried
  • Weight is approximately 2.5lbs per board foot
  • Heartwood: light cream to yellowish brown
  • Sapwood: pale yellow to white
  • Widths: 4 – 12″+
  • Lengths: 4 – 16′

For specific widths & lengths please ad sizes in order notes at checkout.

If your interest in more of the details on how lumber is graded you read all about it in NHLA Rules Book.

4/4 Thicknesses
15/16″ Rough
25/32″ S2S&SL1E
S4S you name it

5/4 Thicknesses
1-1/8″ Rough
1″ S2S&SL1E
S4S you name it

6/4 Thicknesses
1-7/16″ Rough
1-1/4″ S2S&SL1E
S4S you name it

8/4 Thicknesses
1-15/16″ Rough
1-13/16″ S2S&SL1E
S4S you name it

9/4 Thicknesses
2.25″ in the rough contact us to check on
availability & pricing.

10/4 Thicknesses
2.5″ in the rough contact us to check on
availability & pricing.

12/4 Thicknesses
3″ in the rough contact us to check on
availability & pricing.

16/4 Thicknesses
4″ in the rough contact us to check on
availability & pricing.

Poplar Lumber Characteristics


Poplar is widely available in lengths ranging from 8 feet to 16 feet. The widths can range from 3 inches to over 12 inches. Shipping less than 150lbs we will cut to lengths of eight feet or less to meet UPS shipping guidelines.


On the soft side it is easy to work with by hand and machine. Due to its softness it is prone to leave fuzzy surfaces when sanding and shaping. It has a slight blunting effect on cutting edges. Cutting edges must be kept very sharp to avoid a wooly finish. Poplar is more commonly is as a paint grade lumber although it can be stained. It glues, nails and screws well.


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