How to choose project materials: poplar

Learn how to build better-looking DIY projects by using a wood called poplar.

Lots of DIYers turn to pine because it’s easy to get and work with. When you’re ready to take your wood projects up a level, though, you’ll want to check out poplar. It’s a hardwood that’s still easy to work with, readily available, and great looking, but offers a lot of advantages over common pine. Here are a few top reasons why poplar is a great choice for your projects.