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Mappa Burl small-size veneer

Mappa Burl small-size veneer

210.217.01 PF
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Mappa Burl small-size veneer

Genuine wood sliced-veneer sheets.

Fix length of 30 cm long.

Width: From 15 to 21 cm.

Thickness: 0.6 mm.

Sold by the sheet.

Warning: Please read carefully read the description hereunder.

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Mappa Burl small-size veneer

Genuine wood sliced-veneer sheets.


Fix length of 30 cm long.

Width: From 15 to 21 cm.

Thickness: 0.6 mm.

Sold by the sheet.

Measurement scaling:

Width rounded to the covered centimeter: 15.8 giving 15 cm.


This product is unsuitable for neophytes; like burls, Swirls are veneers with a lot of counter-grain and, therefore, can be warped; you will have to manage any cracks or open defects.

Like all burls, it is necessary to flatten the veneers, fill up some tiny black knots that are piercing, or use the cookie cutter technique for bigger knots.

Burls, swirls, and crotches:

The burls are made-up of pin-knots, which gives it its particular character; it also means that some knots are piercing, and open splits are considered part of this type of wood.

After gluing, you can fill the small holes with wood putty to obtain a complete filling, or before gluing, cut out the larger holes with a cookie cutter and place a veneer washer of the same size taken from a scrap.

By nature, Burls, swirls, and crotches are specialties with a lot of counter-grain, and therefore these veneers are often wavy; even when it has been pressed, they can remain slightly wavy.

To avoid splitting the wood during pressing, it is strongly recommended to moisten it before gluing (the more the wood is moist, the more it will become flexible and flat again).

Once the veneer is wet, you can press it and dry it at the same time (pressing the veneers with paper towels which will absorb the moisture during pressing) or use a Polyurethane-type glue (often sold as exterior wood glue in supermarkets) which will stick stronger if the wood is damp, it will then be necessary to press with a counter board, weights and clamps.


Botanical Name: Populus Nigra.

Mappa burl is also called Poplar burl.

Origin: Europe / France.

The poplar has a multitude of hybrids, hybrids that are found on all temperate continents.

The black poplar (Nigra) refers to the color of its bark, not its wood.

Poplar is a softwood, generally peeled for manufacturing plywood and food packaging boxes.

Poplar is a plantation wood, very recognizable by its planting in onion rows.

Formerly it was said of him that it should be planted at the birth of a child to harvest it at his wedding and thus finance the newlyweds.

As a burl, it is mainly used in decoration and high-end furniture. This Mappa Burl became a classic between the 17th and 19th centuries in Russia and Germany. In France, the Mappa Burl successfully designed furniture during the 60s and 70s.

Product Description:

Genuine wood-sliced veneer sheets.

These veneers are raw without a finish or any fleece back.

The veneer surface is similar to plane wood. However, it will be preferable to forecast a light sanding after gluing.

The veneers are offered here as wood-sliced sheets of one and unique thickness.

Both faces of these veneers are the same, without fleece back, without glue.

Even if the veneer's sides had been cut relatively straight, it isn't a precise parallel clipping; some veneers may have kept the decreasing shape of the tree, wider at the bottom end and narrower at the top end.

Very occasionally, some veneers' sides have traces of unclipped wane, but our veneers are measured at the narrowest, as explained in the paragraph "sizes."

As genuine natural wood, all finishing products are acceptable as long these products are meant to be for wood usage.

The choice of the finished product must be consistent with the final usage realization.


To keep the cost of these products as cheap as possible and contrary to other veneers on this website, the pictures of Small Size Veneers do not represent the available stock.

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Bois d'Europe
210.217.01 PF
39 Items

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