Liriodendron tulipifera (NE North America)
Also known as American Poplar or American Whitewood, Tulip is a reasonably priced utility hardwood that machines to a good finish for painted cabinet work and internal joinery. Its colour is variable, being generally straw-brown to light grey-green sometimes with darker patches. Tulipwood is reasonably stable having a fine uniform grain. It is a good choice for trims, mouldings and other applications previously accommodated by Ramin, which is now in short supply.
Density: 510 kg/m sq.
Cost Guide: ££££