The front of this slab has been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show color and grain. Owidths: top 50" - middle 39" - bottom 34. Vacuum kiln dried to 6%-8% moisture content. Cut from a salvaged log. Please note, the color variation in this slab will change to light brown tones after prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Sanding will bring back the color variations. If the slab is going to be in an area with a lot of direct sunlight, there are certain uv resistant finishes on the market that can help the color stay longer. Also, be sure to note of the chainsaw mark toward the top of the left edge and the checking that can be seen along the top edge of this slab. There are two large knots in this piece, they are the dark spots in the upper and lower left sections.
Origin: tulip, also known as yellow poplar, is found in the united states from new england, west to michigan, and south to florida. Color: the sapwood of tulip is a creamy white and the heartwood is a light yellow to green color.The heartwood coloring will turn to shades of brown with light exposure. Tulip can be found with vibrant coloring caused from mineral staining, producing colors like dark purple or red, green, and yellow; this is sometimes referred to as rainbow poplar. The grain is usually straight; tulip is rarely found with figure.
Decay and weather resistance: tulip is rated as being moderate to non-durable. It is susceptible to insect attack and has low to moderate decay resistance. Workability: tulip is very easy to work with; it is a lightweight wood with low density. Sometimes it can leave fuzzy surfaces and edges, so sanding to finer grits of sandpaper may be necessary.
It nails, screws, glues, and stains well. Uses: tulip has a variety of uses including furniture, cabinets, boxes or crates, interior joinery, and turnings or carvings. This item is made of wood and tulip, rainbow tulip, poplar, rainbow poplar.