Liriodendron tulipifera

Known also as Yellow poplar, tulip poplar and canary whitewood.

Where it grows

Tulipwood grows widespread throughout Eastern USA.


Sapwood creamy white  Poplar

pale yellowish brown to olive green, darkening on exposure

Grain straight

200 ft with diameter 6'

Average weight at 12% M.C ( kg/m³) 449
Specific gravity at 12 % M.C. 0,42
Average Volumetric Shrinkage Green to 6 % M.C  (%) 9,8
Crushing strength


Bending strength -
Modulus of Elasticity (Mpa) 10,894
Hardness (N) 2402
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Drying item40
Machining item40
Wood Bending item40
 Gluing item40
Nailing item40
Finishing item40

End Uses

Joinery and mouldings, light construction, turning and carving, panelling, doors, cabinets and furniture and edged-glued panels.


The heartwood is moderately resistant to treatment with preservatives. Sapwood is permeable. The characteristics of wood can vary according to growing regions. The wood is has many desirable characteristics.


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