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Wood Properties of Tupelo

Tupelo Alternative Name 1
Water Tupelo

Tupelo Alternative Name 2
Black Tupelo

Tupelo Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Tupelo Amount of Natural Luster
Low

Tupelo Availability of Wood
Adequate

Tupelo Available As Lumber
Yes

Tupelo Available as Veneer
No

Tupelo Available only in small sizes
No

Tupelo Bending Strength
Moderate

Tupelo Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

Tupelo Botanical Name
Nyssa aquatica, sylvatica

Tupelo Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

Tupelo Clear Finish or Varnish
Good

Tupelo Color of Wood
Gray Brown

Tupelo Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Tupelo Crushing Strength
Moderate

Tupelo Decorative Figure
No

Tupelo Density
Moderate

Tupelo Drilling
Fair or Satisfactory

Tupelo Fill before Finishing
Does not require a filler

Tupelo Gluing
Average - Requires control

Tupelo Grain
Interlocked

Tupelo Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Indistinct growth ring

Tupelo Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Tupelo Hand Tooling
Average

Tupelo Hardness
Average

Tupelo Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Tupelo Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Tupelo Interlocked Grain
Yes

Tupelo Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Moderate

Tupelo Machine Tools
Average

Tupelo Mortising
Rather difficult

Tupelo Movement after drying
Low

Tupelo Nail Holding
Very good - Nails are very difficult to pull out

Tupelo Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

Tupelo Natural Durability
Non-durable

Tupelo Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Tupelo Painting
Insufficient Data Available

Tupelo Planing
Average

Tupelo Polishing
Fair

Tupelo Pounds per cubic foot maximum
35

Tupelo Pounds per cubic foot minimum
35

Tupelo Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Tupelo Sanding
Rather difficult

Tupelo Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Tupelo Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Tupelo Screwing
Tends to split wood - Requires pre-drilled pilot holes

Tupelo Shaping
Fair or satisfactory

Tupelo Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Tupelo Size of Pores
Small Pores - Closed grain

Tupelo Specific Gravity
Moderate

Tupelo Specific Gravity maximum
.5

Tupelo Specific Gravity minimum
.5

Tupelo Staining
Very good - Accepts a wide variety of types of stain

Tupelo Steam Bending
Poor

Tupelo Stiffness
Low

Tupelo Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Tupelo Texture of the Wood
Fine

Tupelo Toughness
Moderate

Tupelo Turning
Good

Tupelo Weight
Moderate

Tupelo Wood Defects
Check (or split), honeycomb (collapse), warp

Tupelo Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Tupelo Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
YES

Tupelo Use for Carving
no

Tupelo Use for Cooperage
YES

Tupelo Use for Decorative Veneer
no

Tupelo Use for Flooring
no

Tupelo Use for Furniture
YES

Tupelo Use for Handles
no

Tupelo Use for Heavy Construction
no

Tupelo Use for Inlay
no

Tupelo Use for Interior Finish
no

Tupelo Use for Light Construction
no

Tupelo Use for Marine Applications
no

Tupelo Use for Marquetry
no

Tupelo Use for Millwork
no

Tupelo Use for Models and Patterns
no

Tupelo Use for Musical Instruments
no

Tupelo Use for Novelties
no

Tupelo Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Tupelo Use for Shingles
no

Tupelo Use for Sports Equipment
no

Tupelo Use for Turnery
no

Tupelo Use for Woodenware
no





     
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