Mappa Burl Veneer

Mappa Burl Veneer

Mappa Burl veneer is sourced from Poplar trees that develop abnormal trunk formations as a result of external influences in the form of widely scattered, little spots in their trunks, giving the veneer its burly appearance. The occurrence of Mappa Burl logs suitable for veneer extends through Germany, France, Spain and Italy.

Poplar heartwood is light brown to brown and the burr occurs as reddish black spots. The veneer in which these dots are spread as evenly as possible over the surface is highly desired and Black Poplar (Populus nigra) is the only species of Poplar which develops these burls.

Mappa Burl can be treated with all the usual finishes and filling smaller holes with wood paste can hardly ever be avoided before varnishing.

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