Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera


Poplar is a widely used wood in both the furniture and building industries. The species is well-known for its exceptional ability to accept stains and paint. The species exhibits heartwood that is light cream to yellowish brown in color and the lumber can contain occasional mineral streaks of gray, green, or purple. Its grain is typically straight and uniform with a moderate texture. Gates Milling, Inc. offers Poplar in both stock-width and random-width tallies in multiple grades.

Grading Differentials

Gates Milling, Inc. offers Poplar in FAS, 1 Common, Select, and 2AB grades.

Poplar FAS boards grain
Poplar FAS
Poplar 1 Common boards grain
Poplar 1 Common
Poplar 2AB wood boards grain view
Poplar 2AB



4/4 x 4” through 12”
5/4 x 4” through 12”
6/4 x 4” through 12”
7/4 x 4” through 12”
8/4 x 4” through 12”


Lengths 6’ through 16’
Widths 3” x 3” through 6” x 6”

Surfacing available


Gates Milling, Inc. sources most of its logs from within 50 miles of the mill location. Poplar naturally grows in abundance across the Eastern United States, and its forests benefit from routine harvesting.

Average Weight

Green – 3.5 lbs/BF

Dry – 2.4 lbs/BF

Finished – 2 lbs/BF

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