Uses: Interior joinery, Furniture.
Due to its impressive strength and natural qualities, Tulipwood uses include a wide range of structural applications and home furnishings, with tulipwood furniture proving increasingly popular. Common applications include:
General Description: Also known as Poplar wood, 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. Tulipwood timber is straight-grained. fine-textured, fairly soft and light in weight about 510 kg/m³ when dried.
Tulipwood hardwood offers good mechanical properties compared to many other woods. It is easy to work and finishes to a fine, smooth surface. Takes nails without tending to split and glues well. It 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)
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