Wood of the day #19: American Sycamore

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 02-03-2015 10:50 AM 552 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): American Sycamore, American Planetree, Occidental Plane, Buttonwood
  • Botanical name: Platanus occidentalis
  • Synonymous: __
  • Distribution: Eastern North America
  • Description: The sapwood is whiteish and the heartwood is dark red-brown. American sycamore also has a very distinct ray pattern on quartersawn surfaces. The texture is very fine and smooth and the wood is quite light.
  • Fun facts: This wood gives very beautiful and distinct handles for tools and kitchen ware.
  • Sampled by: Me

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