Re: Poplar

Posted by Kurt Maurer on Jul 29, 2004

In the cabinet shop, it is referred to as "poop-ler". This is because it's so UGLY! But it is a great choice for creating woodwork that's destined to be painted; it is generally clear and straight grained, machines very well, accepts paint, adhesives and fasteners readily, and is relatively cheap.

I would not even consider using it on a boat because, as I see it, just about *anything else* is a better choice for the application.

Cedar is used most often is strip-building canoes and kayaks because it's cheap, ***lightweight***, pretty, and generally easy to get along with in every regard. I'd save the pooplar for making the wife a new kitchen table.

Cheers, Kurt

In Response to: Re: Poplar by Laszlo on Jul 29, 2004


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