Contractor friend called me, said he had a little poplar left over
from a job, he would drop it off if I wanted it. Said sure. He
showed up with about 75 bdft of select poplar finish dimensioned to 1
x 6, and a few 1 x 4's, in lengths from 8' to 15'.
It is all perfect.
Generally, I've only used poplar for drawer sides, backs, dust
partition frames, and other internal uses for my cherry, oak, and
walnut furniture. I did do one sofa table for a womans beach house,
but it had some shell carvings attached and was painted white to match
the rest of her beach house furniture.
Has anyone used it for show, and what finish schedule seems to work
best. Hate to hide this pretty wood.