Latin Name: Acer pseudoplatanus
Family: Aceraceae - the Maple family
Other Common Name(s): Buttonwood, English Harewood, English Plane, English Sycamore, Great Maple, Kaede, Planetree, Sycamore Plane
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior Use Only
Flooring, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings
English Sycamore is found throughout most of Europe. The majority of the wood sold in the market comes from Great Britain, where the tree is very common. The tree has also be imported to the United States where is grows along the northern Atlantic coast.
General Description: The sapwood, which is not clearly demarcated from the heartwood, is a creamy white in color. The heartwood is a creamy whit to yellowish in color, the upon exposure darkens to a pale golden brown. The wood is usually straight grained with a fine and even texture.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 3.155
Specific Gravity: 0.61
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 9,000-13,580
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1,300-1,460
Side Hardness (lbs): 1090
Not currently in stock, commercial quantities are limited. Please contact us to discuss alternate species.