Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Montgomery Village, Maryland
I understand that poplar takes stain very well and that you can imitate other, more expensive woods (namely cherry). I have never tried to do this, but I have read about it. Poplar also takes paint very well.
I think poplar is harder and heaver than pine and aspen, though I wouldn't swear on it. It is relatively soft compared to other hard woods though.
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