Tulip Poplar

Scientific name: Scientific name: Liriodendron tuliparifera L.

Other names: English: Tulip poplar; American tulip tree; Yellow poplar.

Geographic origin: North America.


&;8226; Sapwood: whitish colour.
&;8226; Heartwood: light green olive colour to greenish brown.
&;8226; Fiber: straight.
&;8226; Grain: thin.

Tulip Poplar


&;8226; Interior fine furniture.
&;8226; Interior carpentry for panelling: friezes, molding, baseboard.
&;8226; Panels and plywood boards.
&;8226; Containers and packings.
&;8226; Toys.

Capacity of being impregnated

&;8226; Sapwood: capable of being impregnated.
&;8226; Heartwood: medium capacity of being impregnated.


&;8226; Sawing process: easy and with no difficulties.
&;8226; Drying process: easy and fast, with nearly no defects.
&;8226; Planing process: creates many defects.
&;8226; Gluing process: easy.
&;8226; Nailing and screwing process: easy.
&;8226; Finish: easy.

Physical properties

&;8226; Apparent density at 12% humidity 0.45 kg/m3 light wood.
• Density 450kg/m3
&;8226; Dimensional stability
&;8226; Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.42 % stable wood.
&;8226; Relation between contractions 1.78% tendency to deformity.
&;8226; Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 1.7 softwood.

Tulip Poplar

Mechanical properties

&;8226; Resistance to static flexion 700 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Elasticity module 109,000 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Resistance to compression 382 kg/cm2.

Tulip Poplar