Mappa Burl is cream and tan with deep red to brown burl figure. It is found primarily in Europe and the United Kingdom, and is commonly known as European Black Poplar, Black Italian Poplar, Robusta, Finnish Aspen, Swedish Aspen and French Aspen. Mappa burl sheets are available in 4’ x 8’ and 4’ x 10’ sheets, and also in other sizes by custom order.
Burl wood veneer allows for rich, impressive high-end woodworking design. A burl is an abnormal growth on a tree created as a reaction to injury or stress. We see these growths as knots on a tree. They grow on tree trunks, branches, and sometimes underground in the roots. These knots or burls are thinly sliced and spliced into sheets of beautiful wood veneer, creating unique one-of-a-kind designs in wood.