Veneer Species Guide

Columbia Forest Products is proud to offer an exciting variety of hardwood and decorative softwood species of faces to meet the demand for architectural individuality in interior design applications.

Poplar, Eur. (Mappa Burl)

  • Latin name: Populus spp.
  • Common name(s): European Black Poplar, European Aspen, Italian Poplar, (Popple or Poplar in the USA and Canada)
  • Sources: Europe
CHARACTERISTICS Creamy whitish yellow to almost opaque white to pale tan sapwood on a smooth texture surface with almost imperceptible growth ring appearance. Occasionally developed as heavy burl sold under the trade name Mappa Burl.
COMMON CUTS Plain Sliced, Rotary
USES Highly prized for decorative inlay work and specialty panels as Mappa Burl. Otherwise used as utility panels, some cabinetry, millwork, moldings, and furniture frames.
AVAILABILITY Rare as Mappa Burl, common as Aspen or European Poplar
PRICE $$$$ (Burl) $-$$ (Poplar)