LumberJocks

Black Poplar???

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by exterminate posted 253 days ago 695 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View exterminate's profile

exterminate

120 posts in 659 days


253 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question poplar black poplar

Just came back from my local hardwood supplier, and saw some wood labeled “Black Poplar”. I’ve never heard of it before, and was curious to see if anyone’s used it, what they used it for, and what they might have thought about it. According to the guy in the warehouse, they take regular poplar, stick it back in the oven and cook all the sap and sugars out of it, and it turns a dark brown, similar to, but darker than, walnut (but not nearly as pretty). He said it makes the wood insect and rot resistant and good for decks. Cost was between 5 and 6 per bf for 4/4 S2S.

Thanks,
David

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."


7 replies so far

View chrisstef's profile (online now)

chrisstef

10692 posts in 1637 days


#1 posted 253 days ago

Ive seen it called “torrified” up here in New England.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

View exterminate's profile

exterminate

120 posts in 659 days


#2 posted 253 days ago

Thank you! Never heard of it before, but was able to search “terrified lumber” to get more answers. Seems interesting…Thanks again.

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

View nwbusa's profile

nwbusa

1016 posts in 917 days


#3 posted 253 days ago

I use roasted maple quite a bit in my projects—I think up here they call it “thermally modified”. It has some interesting properties.

-- John, BC, Canada

View McLeanVA's profile

McLeanVA

465 posts in 2065 days


#4 posted 253 days ago

I’ve heard of it before, but never seen it for sale. This might help.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populus_nigra

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

View shampeon's profile

shampeon

1348 posts in 814 days


#5 posted 253 days ago

Terrified lumber is lumber waiting for me to butcher it, poorly. Torrefied lumber is heat-treated lumber, e.g. “roasted maple”, etc.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

View exterminate's profile

exterminate

120 posts in 659 days


#6 posted 253 days ago

In my case, terrified is probably accurate. Lol. Oops!

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

View paxorion's profile

paxorion

598 posts in 677 days


#7 posted 253 days ago

I’ve seen it at one of the hardwood dealers in my area. It’s marketed as thermally modified lumber

-- paxorion

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase