poplar for kitchen cabinets?
a local cabinet maker has told me that poplar can be a good choice for stained cabinets...that it takes stain well and is almost as hard as oak. i have heard of painted poplar for kitchen cabs but not stained. he seemed to be steering me this way, probably because i expressed some concern over price, but i don't want cheap looking or poor performing cabs. any ideas or opinions on this? or pictures?