Poplar has a light cream to yellowish brown coloring, with occasional streaks of gray or green. Colors tend to darken upon exposure to light. Typically straight grained, with a medium texture and has a low natural luster. Considered very easy to work in almost all regards, and with strength sufficient for most projects, good stiffness, stability, and wear resistance, Poplar is a utility wood in nearly every sense. It can become trim, toys, cabinets, pallets, crates, upholstered furniture frames, paper (pulpwood), plywood or just about anything. Yellow poplar is a good wood on which to practice your hand planing skills as well. With a finely honed cutter, it planes nearly as smooth as glass. Sanding produces equally fine results. Poplar wood is also widely used in the snowboard industry because it has exceptional flexibility. Choose Poplar wood and reward yourself with a professional look on your next project.
(6.75 x 1.62 x .875) - Nominal Cut +/- 0.02