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Name: Sycamore

Sources: It grows throughout the Eastern part of the United States of America. An average tree is 60 to 125 feet tall with peeling outer bark and a smooth, mottled cream, tan and green inner bark..

Colour: The sapwood of sycamore is white to light yellow, while the heartwood is light to dark brown. The wood has a fine close texture with interlocked grain. Contrasts well with other species

Advantages: The wood machines well. It is resistant to splitting due to the interlocked grain. The wood glues well and stains, to an excellent finish. . It has moderate shrinkage and little movement when in use.

The wood is classified as moderate in weight, hardness, stiffness and shock resistance. It turns well on the lathe. It has good bending qualities.

Disadvantages: It does have a tendency to warp

Uses: Furniture, furniture parts (drawer sides), panelling and mouldings, flooring, kitchenware, butchers blocks, toys and fruit crates