Available Bed Slat Woods: Poplar Wood - Is a medium density hardwood with a medium steam-bending classification. Has excellent strength, is easy to machine, plane, glue and bore. Poplar wood dries very easily after being cut making it a very popular choice in woodworking. Poplar wood takes and holds paints and stains easily. It is a widely available wood which makes it affordableThe wood has a medium fine texture and is straight grained. Poplar is used in furniture, cabinets, doors, millwork and musical instruments.