What to do with a Poplar

Kevin Weis

Minister of Fire
Mar 3, 2018
870
Union Bridge, Md
Poplar is an okay furniture wood if it's dried right stained and sealed. As was said above its always been used for cabinet backs and drawer sides and bottoms. But I've seen it used for seen parts stained and varnished even back in the day. I have a 150 year dovetailed wardrobe made in PA all stained poplar.
 

Woody Stover

Minister of Fire
Dec 25, 2010
11,041
Southern IN
Poplar is an okay furniture wood if it's dried right stained and sealed. As was said above its always been used for cabinet backs and drawer sides and bottoms. But I've seen it used for seen parts stained and varnished even back in the day. I have a 150 year dovetailed wardrobe made in PA all stained poplar.
What they use for furniture is Yellow or Tulip Poplar, correct? You're in the northern part of its range..
 

firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
18,973
Unity/Bangor, Maine
Now, I think what is "Poplar" to you northern US/Canucks, or "Popple," is Aspen, right? The Yellow/Tulip "Poplar" we burn down here has a little more BTU I believe...but not much. Might be 16 mBTU/cord, vs. 14.5.
Ayuh.