The heartwood is light to medium brown in color, with the sapwood being a paler creamy color. The grain is interlocked, and it also has a fine texture. Quarter sawn boards typically exhibit a fleck or scale pattern. It generally works quite easily, however due to its interlocking grain, sharp cutter edges are required when machining. Although it has poor steam bending properties, it glues up well and takes a good finish.
|Wood Type||Domestic hardwood.|
|Texture||The grain is interlocked.|
|Grain Pattern||Sycamore has a fine and even texture that is very similar to maple.|
|Health Risks||Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Sycamore.|
|Color||Like maple, the wood of Sycamore trees is predominantly comprised of the sapwood. The sapwood is white to light tan, while the heartwood is a darker reddish brown.|