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