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Mappa Burl Wood Veneer

cat-mappa.jpgThese mappa burl wood veneer sheets have wonderful color combination that often varies from light tan to a beautiful gold with dark red/brown burl pockets. It also has a very unique aroma which is striking similar to the smell of leather. Originally from Western Europe, mappa is the only species of poplar that develops this rare type of burl formation.

Mappa burl veneers require a grain filler to level-out the voids in the burl pockets. These voids are not imperfections but instead are simply the way nature makes this type of burl. Grain filling is often done with epoxy mixed with wood dust. Once the epoxy dries, careful sanding is required.

Common Name:
  Mappa, Mapa, Mapi
Scientific Name:
  Populus
Family:
  Tremula
Color:
  Cream and tan with dark red to brown burl clusters
Origin:
  Many parts of Europe, Yugoslavia, and Romania
Hardness:
  Soft to medium
Texture:
  Fine, closed pore but open burl pockets which require filling
Finishing:
  Readily accepts stains and finishes


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