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English Sycamore title
Origin of Wood Type:
England & Europe
Botanical Name:
Acer pseudoplatanus
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
3.17 lb/ bf
Color Range:
White- Cream
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width:
3" to 24"
Typical Avg. Length:
6' to 16'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument Making, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Veneer, Flooring and many other uses
lumber Grades (?):

Quarter-Sawn, Quarter-Sawn (Figured), Flitch, Veneer

Other Trade Names:

Sycamore Plane, Great Maple, European Maple


English sycamore is a member of the maple family and is found throughout Europe. This is the lumber that is used for violins, cellos, basses, and violas. It is often quartered, a requirement for musical instruments. English sycamore is used extensively for architectural millwork projects calling for a very white colored lumber. It can be highly figured with curl or what the British like to call ripple.
*Often found with curl figure (ripple)
*Larger logs usually quartered
*Highly prized for veneers
*Superior tonewood for classical instruments
*Good substitute were thicker / wide white material is needed 
*Logs yield more sap wood

Note: All pictures of boards that appear wet, have been wiped with denature alcohol to help show natural color. We use denature alcohol because it evaporates and does not effect the moisture content of the wood. Also, please keep in mind that the pictures below are only examples of the wood and not actual products available for sale.

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