A friend of mine gave me a truck load of Poplar yesterday. I've been doing woodwork for the better part of 25 years but I can honestly say I have never used poplar. I have heard that it is easy to work with and machine's very well. I have also heard that it does not stain well, and it must be painted. What can ya'll tell me about it, and any ideas of what to build with it? Keep in mind I build rustic, antique looking stuff.