Sycamore: Quarter/Rift Sawn Lumber
Quartersawn sYcamore is a widely underused and undervalued hardwood. Quartersawn Sycamore will show a great looking tight fleck similar to lacewood. Heartwood is pink to salmon-colored, and most boards have both heartwood and sapwood.
Rift sawn stock in this species just has straight grain with no flecking. Quartersawn Sycamore is used for all types of woodworking and cabinetry projects.
|Origin of Wood Type||Eastern U.S.|
|Botanical Name||Platanus Occidentalis|
|Avg. Weight Per BF||3.2 lbs|
|Color Range||Salmon heartwood to white sapwood|
|Rarity / Availability||Common|
|Typical Avg. Width||4 – 9 inches if quartersawn|
|Typical Avg. Length||8 – 12 feet|
|Avg. Waste Factor||20%|
|Wood Uses||All woodworking applications|
|Lumber Grades||FAS through 2 common|
|Other Trade Names||American Lacewood|