Mappa, European Poplar, Mapa Burl, Lombardy Poplar

Scientific name:  Populus spp

Description:  Mappa burl is the burl wood of a European poplar. This highly decorative wood is particularly full of contrast—its unusual darker, bark-like pattern of tight clusters is surrounded by a translucent golden shimmer.

Properties:  The wood is soft (like soft maple) and light weight with grain that tends to be fuzzy until finish sanded. It cuts and glues readily