The sapwood of Sycamore is white to light yellow, while the heartwood is light to dark brown.
The eastern U.S.
It has a close texture, glues well and resists splitting due to interlocked grain. It holds its shape well after steaming and machines well, but requires high speed cutter heads to prevent chipping.
It is classified as moderate in weight, hardness, stiffness, strength in bending, compression and nail holding ability. It shrinks moderately in drying and is inclined to warp when flat sawn. It is odorless, stain free and tasteless. Quarter sawn lumber has an impressive look
Fine furniture, millwork, flooring, veneer, containers.