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. 

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Characteristics

Origin of Wood Type Eastern U.S.
Botanical Name Platanus Occidentalis
Specific Gravity .54
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

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