Tulipwood


Wood Type:

Hardwood

Durability:

Slightly durable

Treatability:

No information

Moisture Movement:

Medium

Density (mean, Kg/m³):

510

Texture:

Fine

Availability:

Limited availability at specialist timber merchant

Price:

Medium

Use(s):

Joinery - Interior, Furniture

Colour(s):

Yellow brown

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Introduction

Note: the recommended name for this timber in the UK is American yellow poplar. There are other, unrelated species which are also called tulipwood.

 

Environmental

Not listed in CITES. Believed available from well-managed sources. Check certification status with suppliers.

 

Distribution

Eastern USA and Canada.

 

The tree

A large tree attaining a height of 37m or more, and a diameter of 2m or more.

 

The timber

The 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 wood is' straight-grained. fine-textured, fairly soft and light in weight about 510 kg/m³ when dried.

 

Drying

Dries easily and well, with little degrade.

 

Strength

Similar to idigbo (Terminalia ivorensis) in general strength properties.

 

Working qualities

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.

Suppliers

A C Timber Solutions Ltdnavigation-arrow

Ely

Brooks Bros (UK) Limitednavigation-arrow

Maldon

Burton, E O & Co Limitednavigation-arrow

Brentwood

Capricorn Eco Timbernavigation-arrow

Stafford

Chadwicks (Mowbray Drive) Limitednavigation-arrow

Blackpool

Champion, A W Limitednavigation-arrow

New Malden

Enfield Speciality Doorsnavigation-arrow

Enfield

English Woodlands Timber Ltdnavigation-arrow

Midhurst

Gilmour & Aitkennavigation-arrow

Alexandria

Harlow Bros Limitednavigation-arrow

Loughborough

International Timbernavigation-arrow

Manchester

iWood Timber Ltdnavigation-arrow

Stafford

James Latham plcnavigation-arrow

Hemel Hempstead

Morgan Timbernavigation-arrow

Rochester

NHG Timber Limitednavigation-arrow

Croydon

Thorogood Timber Limitednavigation-arrow

Colchester

Timber & Plywood Services Ltdnavigation-arrow

Paisley

Timber Focusnavigation-arrow

Manchester

Timbmetnavigation-arrow

Stanford In The Vale

W. L. West & Sons Ltdnavigation-arrow

Petworth

Suppliers

W. L. West & Sons Ltdnavigation-arrow

Petworth

Timbmetnavigation-arrow

Stanford In The Vale

Timber Focusnavigation-arrow

Manchester

Timber & Plywood Services Ltdnavigation-arrow

Paisley

Thorogood Timber Limitednavigation-arrow

Colchester

NHG Timber Limitednavigation-arrow

Croydon

Morgan Timbernavigation-arrow

Rochester

James Latham plcnavigation-arrow

Hemel Hempstead

iWood Timber Ltdnavigation-arrow

Stafford

International Timbernavigation-arrow

Manchester

Harlow Bros Limitednavigation-arrow

Loughborough

Gilmour & Aitkennavigation-arrow

Alexandria

English Woodlands Timber Ltdnavigation-arrow

Midhurst

Enfield Speciality Doorsnavigation-arrow

Enfield

Champion, A W Limitednavigation-arrow

New Malden

Chadwicks (Mowbray Drive) Limitednavigation-arrow

Blackpool

Capricorn Eco Timbernavigation-arrow

Stafford

Burton, E O & Co Limitednavigation-arrow

Brentwood

Brooks Bros (UK) Limitednavigation-arrow

Maldon

A C Timber Solutions Ltdnavigation-arrow

Ely