Uses: Interior joinery, Furniture
General Description: Tulipwood's sapwood is white, and in second-growth trees, very wide; the heartwood is variable in colour, ranging from olive green to yellow or brown, and may be streaked with steel-blue. The annual growth terminates in a white band of parenchyma giving a subdued figure to longitudinal surfaces. The timber is' straight-grained. fine-textured, fairly soft and light in weight about 510 kg/m³ when dried.
Good - Easy to work, and finishes to a fine, smooth surface Takes nails without tending to split, glues well, can be stained polished or painted, and holds hard enamel finishes excellently
Dries easily and well, with little degrade.
Similar to Idigbo (Terminalia ivorensis) in general strength properties.
Latin Name: Liriodendron tulipifera
Distribution: Eastern USA and Canada.
Also known as: American yellow poplar (UK), American whitewood, tulip tree (UK and USA), canary wood (UK), canary whitewood (UK)