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.
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.
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.
- Wood Flooring
- Wood T/g Siding
- Live Edge Wood Slabs
- Table Tops
- Wood Mantels
- 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.
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|