Stabilised poplar

In this category, you'll find burls, forks and flamed poplar. 

Stabilized poplar is a fascinating material that combines the natural beauty of poplar with the benefits of the stabilization process. Used in a variety of craft applications, including cutlery, this material offers a unique and durable aesthetic, much to the admiration of craft enthusiasts.

  • Origin: Poplar, native to Europe, North America and Asia, is a fast-growing tree, making it a relatively abundant source of poplar burl.

Poplar burl results from the tree's abnormal growth, forming unique swirling patterns and irregularities. This rare phenomenon is often appreciated for its beauty and uniqueness. 

The poplar fork is the part of the tree where the main branches separate, giving it a distinctive shape.

  • Stabilization: Stabilized poplar undergoes a stabilization process in which resins or polymers are injected into the wood pores under vacuum and pressure. This procedure strengthens the material, improving its resistance to moisture and deformation, while retaining its natural characteristics.
  • Characteristics: Stabilized poplar is appreciated for its unique, striking appearance. Stabilized wood retains the intrinsic texture and character of poplar burl or fork, offering an aesthetic, handcrafted look to any creation.
  • Hardness and density: Stabilized poplar is generally a wood that is both soft and light. The stabilization process improves its strength and durability, making it a more robust material suitable for cutlery and other craft projects.
  • Machining and finishing: Stabilized poplar can be machined with common tools, but its complex texture can sometimes present challenges. However, once worked, it offers a smooth, glossy appearance, highlighting its natural patterns and unique beauty.

Stabilized poplar is a material of great beauty and enhanced durability, ideal for cutlery and other craft projects. Its uniqueness and ability to retain poplar's natural characteristics make it a popular material for craftsmen seeking aesthetic appeal and durability. Whether for knife handles or other creations, stabilized poplar brings a touch of originality and sophistication to every piece made with this exceptional material.

Stabilized poplar (burl, fork and flamed)- French made

Stabilized poplar burl

Stabilised poplar burl is the material of choice for cutlery, appreciated for its strength and natural beauty. On Mercorne.fr, discover an exceptional selection of...

Poplar fork stabbilised dyed

poplar Fork stabilised is exclusive to Mercorne, bringing a unique and innovative touch to cutlery. Here is some information about this exclusive material: Origin:...

Stabilized flamed poplar

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€30.00

Stabilized poplar burl set - Mercorne - multiples colors

Stock : 7
Many colors available  A stabilized piece of wood offers the natural patterns of wood and the mechanical properties of a composite material...
€18.00

Stabilized poplar burl set - for craftsmen - vibrant colors

Stock : 16
Many colors available  A stabilized piece of wood offers the natural patterns of wood and the mechanical properties of a composite material...
€20.90

Lot of Raffir stabilized woods scraps

Stock : 16
Photo non contractual  In this batch you will find 1 kilo of mixed stabilized wood from Raffir. We do not guarantee all the wood species in...
€85.00

Stabilized poplar burl set - Mercorne - multiples colors

Stock : 2
Visual Excellence: Stabilized poplar burl blocks feature a unique grain pattern and visual shimmer thanks to the burl, offering exceptional...
€36.00

Stabilized spalted poplar handle - Mercorne - multi colors

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Many colors available  A stabilized piece of wood offers the natural patterns of wood and the mechanical properties of a composite material...
€15.00