American Tulipwood

Liriodendron tulipifera
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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.

Properties

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 Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
GLUING Good
GROWING REGION North America
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.42
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY GPA DRY 11
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 8.2%
STABILITY Good
AVAILABILITY Available
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER Yes

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