What is the meaning of the furniture term Whitewood?

Whitewood is a common nickname for the wood of the yellow poplar tree (Liriodendron tulipifera). It is called whitewood due to its light color and smooth, uniform texture. It is a popular choice among woodworkers for its versatility and ease of workability.

Whitewood is a term used to refer to furniture made from a light-colored or pale wood, typically with a lighter natural finish. The term does not specifically represent any particular type of wood species, but rather denotes the light coloration and appearance of the wood used in the furniture.

Whitewood furniture is often chosen for its clean and minimalist aesthetic, as well as its ability to brighten up a space.

Woodworkers name for yellow poplar. Light yellowish color with satiny sheen. It holds paint well, and is moderately firm in structures. Has a faint grain, and does not polish well.
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