Offered in a FAS and number 1 Common grade, Poplar is among the most economical and inexpensive of all domestic hardwoods., typically used for paint grade materials.The sapwood is creamy white and may be streaked, with the heartwood varying from pale yellowish brown to olive green. The green color in the heartwood will tend to darken on exposure to light and turn brown. The wood has a medium to fine texture and is straight-grained; has a comparatively uniform texture. Seldom used for its appearance, Poplar is a utility wood in nearly every sense. It’s used for pallets, crates, upholstered furniture frames, pulpwood, and plywood.