Sycamore

sycamore

Scientific Name: Platanus occidentalis
Location: eastern USA
Dried Weight: 34lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 770lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,380lbf /in2

 

Sycamore has a sapwood which is white to light tan in color and it has a heartwood which is a darker reddish brown color. The grain is interlocked and it has a fine even texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Sycamore is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and turns, glues, and finishes well. It responds poorly to steam bending.

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