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Aspen

Aspen

 

Scientific Name: Populus Tremuloides, Populus grandidentata
Common Names: Aspen, Popple, Quaking Aspen, Trembling Aspen, Bigtooth Aspen
Market Availability: Usually available in 4/4. Limited availability in 5/4 – 8/4
Common Uses: Furniture, giftware
Regional Differences: Aspen is exclusively a northern species
Color Specifications: Unselected, Limited Red Heart
Grade: NHLA Standard Grade Rules
Defects to consider: Stain, red heart
Alternatives: Basswood, Cottonwood, Yellow Poplar
Shipping Weight: Kiln Dried 2690 lbs/MBF (517 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity: Kiln Dried 0.35, Green 0.33
Compressive Strength: (Perpendicular to grain) 370 psi Quaking, 450 psi Bigtooth
Janka Hardness: (Pounds-force) 350 Quaking, 420 Bigtooth