Common name(s): American Sycamore, American Planetree, Occidental Plane, Buttonwood
Botanical name:Platanus occidentalis
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.