London Plane


Scientific Name: Platanus x acerifolia
Location: western Europe
Dried Weight: 35lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 940lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,910lbf /in2


London Plane is comprised mostly of sapwood. The sapwood is a white to light pinkish tan color, while the heartwood is a darker reddish brown. Very distinct ray flexs are present when the wood is quartersawn. The grain is straight and it has a fine even texture. The wood is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and turns, glues, and finishes well.