bring your HOME to life with unique surfaces:
The finish materials you use for the surfaces around your home can become some of the most important focal points in your home. Using a carefully selected wood for interior floors, cabinets, and other surfaces can add a unique tactile effect that exudes beauty and luxury. With our carefully curated wood options, your home can set a new standard. This Elm a great example.
Sycamore is a great wood for cabinets, interior flooring, interior paneling, veneer, and millwork.
Sycamore is in the lighter range of wood colors. Like Maple, the trees are predominately comprised of sapwood. The sapwood is white to light tan. The heartwood of Sycamore is a darker reddish brown. Our wood is light tan and white with medium reddish brown freckles. Some boards have darker heartwood streaks amongst the whitish sapwood. We also have used entire boards of heartwood. Sycamore will exhibit moderate color variation from board to board, and as with all woods, the colors will change over time.
Quartersawn cuts of Sycamore show off its color range with prominent ray flecks.
Sycamore doesn’t need to be stained if you appreciate its lighter color range.
Texture and Finish:
Sycamore has a very even and fine texture, similar to maple. You can finish the boards with a light brush or sand it smooth. If you are using quartersawn boards, let the wood’s natural beauty come through.
Because of Sycamore’s ray flecks, freckles, and natural luster, we rarely stain it. Finish with a matte or gloss seal.
Sycamore has an interlocked grain. As can be expected, the grain pattern changes based on the type of cut.
This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
We source our Sycamore wood from trees cultivated in the United States by environmentally responsible harvesters. When the building industry sources and manufactures building materials with sustainability in mind, we all live in a healthier world.
Sycamore works easily with our CNC machines, as well as hand tools. Its’ interlocked grain can be difficult for surfacing machines. But it is worth the effort, and it is easy to glue, stain, and finish.
Sycamore is rated as non-durable. It does hold up well over time when used indoors.
|Janka Hardness:||770 lbf||3,430 N|
|Average Dried Weight:||34 lb/ft³||545 kg/m³|
|Modulus of Rupture:||10,000 lbf/in²||69.0 MPa|
|Elastic Modulus:||1,420,000 lbf/in²||9.79 GPa|
|Crushing Strength:||5,380 lbf/in²||37.1 MPa|
|Density:||31 lb/ft³||540 kg/m³|
|Shrinkage:||Radial: 5.0%; Tangental: 8.4%; Volumetric: 14.1%|
We start with Select & Better graded lumber that is at least 83% clear on one side.
All of our wood is kiln dried and stored in a protected warehouse.
We store our wood as S4S, which stands for “surfaced on 4 sides.” The boards have two flat and parallel faces and two flat and parallel edges. The boards are first surfaced on both faces (S2S) with a planer, and receive a rip on both edges.
BULK Commercial Pricing
Because we have become known for our unique material selection, we do sell wood slabs to third parties. If you are working on a large project and in need of large amounts or slabs, we can offer great pricing for bulk orders. We can also finish the wood for your project. However, our wood is hand selected for superior appearance and performance, so contact us to confirm availability and to receive a quote.