Quarter Sawn Sycamore

If you're for wood with beautiful geometries and fantastic color tones, quarter sawn Sycamore might be just what you're looking for!

Quarter Sawn Sycamore

Known for their unique bark, a grayish-brown color which forms a camouflage pattern and peels in patches to reveal the lighter toned wood beneath. Sycamore are also known as Buttonwood, or Buttonball, for the small balls that form and drop from the tree.  

Species

Reaching heights up to 100 feet, and reaching a spread of about the same, this makes Sycamore is the largest deciduous tree in the Eastern United States. It's an excellent shade trade, a welcomed attribute in hot eastern summers. They have a wide spreading and invasive root structure, which can damage sidewalks and even structure foundations. 

Color

The color of Sycamore is a range of beautiful light browns to amber-brown tones. When quarter sawn, it produces a very unique grain pattern mixing light and dark tones in a houndstooth pattern. 

Usage

  • Wood Flooring 
  • Wood T/g Siding
  • Live Edge Wood Slabs
  • Table Tops
  • Wood Mantels
  • Furniture
  • Jewelry Boxes 

Fun Fact about Sycamore:

A fungus is known to attack Sycamore at the heartwood. This doesn't kill the tree, but the fungus eats the heartwood leaving a cavity at the center of the tree. Squirrels, Raccoons, and other wildlife have been known to nest, store food/ nuts, have wild animal parties in these empty spaces. It's well known in the Northeast Texas area that Raccoon bandits store their stolen treasure in these spaces. 

 

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We typically offer Quarter Sawn Sycamore in the following sizes and grades:

Scientific Sub-species Grade Features 4/4 5/4 6/4 8/4 12/4 Plywood Circle Sawn Live Edge Beam
Platanus occidentalis Quarter Sawn Houndstooth Patterning, light grain

Scientific information about Quarter Sawn Sycamore:

Common Name(s) Sycamore, American Plane
Scientific Name Platanus occidentalis
Distribution Eastern United States and as far south as Texas
Tree Size 75' - 120' in height, 3' - 8' in diameter
Average Dried Weight 2.83 lbs per bdft
Janka Hardness 3,430 N

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