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American Tulipwood

Liriodendron tulipifera

Tulipwood similar in grain characteristic like maple being straight grained with medium to fine texture. The sapwood is creamy white whereas the heartwood can vary from pale yellow or brown and even green to purple in extreme cases. The wood darkens with time on exposure to UV light and the green colour will turn brown.

Origin
North America
Density
449

Application Suitability

Technical Data

Density
449
Modulus of Rupture Mpa Dry
70
Radial Shrinkage
4.6%
Hardness (janka) (kN)
2.4
Finish
Excellent
Durability
Non Durable
Machining
Excellent
Split Resistance Screwing
Good
Split Resistance Nailing
Good
Gluing
Good
Growing Region
North America
Specific Gravity
0.42
Modulus of Elasticity Gpa Dry
11
Tangential Shrinkage
8.2%
Stability
Good
Susceptible to Lyctus Borer
Yes
Availability
Available