The black poplar (Populus nigra) is a species of cottonwood poplar that grows in many parts of Central Europe. It prefers to live near riverbanks. In addition to a good water supply, it needs to be well-aerated gravel and sandy soil. Poplars usually live to about 150 years, occasionally even up to 300 years. The black poplar can reach heights of 80 to 100 feet.
The wood is soft, lightweight, and with long fibers. It can be worked with very sharp tools, making it very popular as carving wood. Larger pieces are mainly used as plywood. The burl wood from an enormous root ball can have brown eyes. It is gorgeous when polished and can have a stunning 3-D effect.
Dimensions: approx. 360 x 260 x 65 mm, measured across the full lenght
You will get the shown piece!
For better visibility of the color and grain, the piece was sprayed with alcohol for the product photos.
The piece is dry and can be processed immediately
Finely grained wood may contain imperfections such as open knots, bark inclusions, or cracks that are typical of the species. These flaws come from the way the tree has grown and are completely natural. They can usually be filled with low-viscosity cyanoacrylate (super glue) and wood dust.