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Mappa (Burl)

cat-mappa.jpgMappa burl has wonderful color combination that often varies from light tan to a beautiful gold with dark red/brown burl pockets. Mappa veneer 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 typically require a grain filler to level-out the voids in the burl pockets.

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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