Poplar Wood Wall Panels 5/4X6
Poplar wood, known for its versatility and affordability, offers several advantages for various construction applications. It is a widely used hardwood that provides durability and ease of use. Here are the specifications for Poplar wood:
Appearance: Poplar wood typically has a light, creamy to yellowish color with a straight grain pattern. It features a uniform texture and can be easily stained or painted to achieve the desired aesthetic.
Tree size: Poplar trees can grow to a height of 100-165 feet (30-50 meters), with a trunk diameter ranging from 2-4 feet (0.6-1.2 meters).
Average Dried Weight: The average dried weight of Poplar wood is around 30-35 lbs/ft3 (480-560 kg/m3), making it relatively lightweight compared to other hardwoods.
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): 0.45-0.50
Janka Hardness: Poplar wood has a Janka hardness rating of approximately 540 lbf (2,400 N), indicating its relatively softer nature compared to some hardwoods.
Modulus of Rupture: The modulus of rupture for Poplar wood is approximately 9,800 lbf/in2 (67.6 MPa), which demonstrates its good bending strength.
Elastic Modulus: The elastic modulus of Poplar wood is around 1,540,000 lbf/in2 (10.6 GPa), indicating its ability to resist deformation under stress.
Crushing Strength: Poplar wood exhibits a crushing strength of approximately 5,200 lbf/in2 (35.9 MPa), highlighting its ability to withstand compressive forces.
Shrinkage: Poplar wood has a moderate shrinkage rate, with radial shrinkage averaging around 4-5% and tangential shrinkage around 8-10%.
Workability: Poplar wood is known for its excellent workability. It is relatively easy to saw, nail, and glue. It also responds well to machining and sanding, allowing for smooth finishes.
Preservation: While Poplar wood is not naturally resistant to decay and insect attack, it can be effectively treated with preservatives to enhance its durability and resistance to these issues.
Sustainability: Poplar trees are generally fast-growing and widely available, making them a sustainable option for wood sourcing. Proper forest management practices ensure the responsible harvesting of Poplar wood.
Advantages of using Poplar Wood
- Versatile and cost-effective option for various construction applications.
- Easy to work with, allowing for smooth cutting, shaping, and finishing.
- Relatively lightweight, making it suitable for projects that require lighter materials.
- Accepts paint and stains well, providing flexibility in achieving desired aesthetics.
- Sustainable sourcing supports responsible forestry practices.
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