lacewood leopardwood wood


Leopardwood / Lacewood or Australian Silky Oak is actually a member of the sycamore family.  When quartered, Lacewood shows a beautiful medullary ray similar to the pattern on a Chinese rice bowl.

  • Needs to be quartered for stability and to show figure

Characteristics of Leopardwood / Lacewood

Origin of Wood Type Australia & South America
Botanical Name Platanus hybrida
Specific Gravity 0.62
Avg. Weight Per BF 3.25 lb/ bf
Color Range Gold – Reddish Brown – Pink
Rarity / Availability Available
Typical Avg. Width 3″ to 8″
Typical Avg. Length 8′ to 12′, sometimes longer available
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Inlaying, Box Making, Veneer and other uses
Lumber Grades Quartersawn (FAS)
Other Trade Names European Plane, London Plane, English Plane, French Plane, Silky Oak, Leopardwood, Lacewood

Lacewood Lumber Detailed Pricing:

Thickness Grade Figure Type Grain Orientation Width Range Length Range Price Per BF
4/4 FAS None Rift & Quartered 4.00″ to 8.50″ 96.00″ to 144.00″ $18.00
8/4 FAS None Rift & Quartered 4.00″ to 8.50″ 96.00″ to 144.00″ $19.00

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Sample Pictures of Lacewood/Leopardwood

Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.

All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color.  We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.