Poplar for primary wood for cabinets
I have been gone from wood working for a long time; however, trying to get back into constructing products. I have made kitchen cabinets from Yellow and White Pine; however, nothing from true hardwood.
I am curious about Poplar. I have noticed historically poplar has been used as a secondary wood; however, from my understanding it is classed as a hardwood in North America. In addition, I have noticed that it is usually free of knots and all the sap that plagues Pine.
Is it a good material to use as the primary wood source for basic/simple cabinets for kitchens? I guess the main reason I am looking at Poplar is: (1) never used it (2) usually free of knots and (3) I can source some wood pretty cost effective.