Sycamore is a beautiful, pale white creamy wood, the sap and heartwood are generally the same colour with some darker streaks often found and the marked growth rings a rich reddy-brown. Its grain is broad, strong and vibrant - really lustrous patterns can be found. Sometimes the log can be affected by a fungus that colours the wood resulting in it spalting in a very striking way which always adds amazing character to a board.
Sycamore is perfect for use with food, kitchen worktops, bar tops, chopping boards, turning for platters and serving dishes, plates and bowls or even rolling pins as it doesn’t taint or leach tannin.
Due to its workability, moderate hardness, weight, and strength, its uses are nearly unlimited. Popular for cabinets, veneer, kitchenware, musical instruments, small speciality wood items, boxes the list goes on.
It cuts and planes well with hand or machine tools. Sycamore has very low stiffness, making it ideal for steam bending; it has medium bending and crushing strength.
Sycamore turns, glues, takes stains and finishes well, an overall great wood to work with.
Sycamore is available from our Sawmill, Timber-shop onsite and online store!