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Sycamore (Botanical: Platanus occidentalis)

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Sycamore By The Numbers:

2.83
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
-20.95% lighter than red oak
770
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
-40.31% softer than red oak
0.49
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
-23.44% less dense than red oak

Sycamore Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Sycamore Wood Characteristics

Somewhat durable and simlar in weight to mahogany. The wood is a consistent pale color and the quarter sawn surfaces exhibit an attractive mottled figure. It's fine and even textured, and quite easy on your cutters and blades. However, the wood needs extra care when planing or routing due to keep the figure from tearing out.
color of Sycamore

Color Range

Pale tan with some darker brown areas.
other names for Sycamore

Other Names

American plain, American planetree, American sycamore, Buttonball tree, Buttonwood, Planetree, Sycamore
uses for Sycamore

Some Typical Uses

Boxes, bedroom funriture, Cigar boxes, Cooperages, Decorative veneer, Paneling , Baskets, Casks, Dressed boards, Figured veneer, Interior construction, custom furniture
the Sycamore tree

What's the Tree Like?

The tree often develops a large bole over a swollen base, with a trunk diameter of about 24 to 48 inches (60 to 120 cm). It usually grows to a height of about 60 to 100 feet (18 to 30 m), and boles are often straight and well formed. The bark is two or more inches thick in older trees, and its conspicuous white color, spattered with different shades of green and brown gives the tree the name of Ghost tree. The Sycamore tree grows in North America
map of where this wood grows

Sycamore Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$9.99 /Board Feet

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