SKU: WL-Sycamore.
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Sycamore is a light colored wood with a freckled appearance from the beautiful ray flecks seen on quartersawn surfaces.  It lends a graceful beauty to high-end interiors.  We love it for cabinets, floors, walls, and millwork.  It has light shades from whites and yellows to golds, oranges and browns.  The sapwood is white to light tan, and the heartwood is darker, almost a reddish brown.  Our Sycamore is sourced from sustainable forests in the United States, where we know the farmer or harvester.  We hand select all lumber to provide the best surfaces for interiors.  It’s a stunning wood that will add a lot of character.

Sycamore, when quartersawn, has more character than any other hardwood.  It is a highly overlooked wood, though we use a lot of it for high-end cabinetry and furniture.  An entire room of sycamore might be too much, but the wood is excellent for paneling, flooring, accents and trim.  This is one of a few woods where we choose lumber from the sapwood.  The sapwood in Sycamore can be up to 7" wide, and is nearly white at times, with a yellow tint.  The heartwood of Sycamore is light reddish brown with some darker highlights.  This wood makes a very sophisticated interior surface material.  We prefer Sycamore that shows off its wonderful interlocked grain, which is best seen when the wood is quartersawn.

We hand select and carefully organize lumber and panels for our concept projects.  Because wood is a product of nature, no two pieces  are alike.  Also, Sycamore grown in different locations can result in wildly different looks.  Please stop by or order a sample to confirm the look you want.  When the right boards are chosen, and combined in the right way, Sycamore becomes one of the most dynamic woods used in our kitchen portfolio.  Sycamore wood can also be used for interior flooring and walls, trim and millwork, and veneers.




Wood Type



Cabinets, Interior Floor, Interior Wall

Wood Color

Light Brown, Reddish Brown, White/Straw, Yellow/Gold

Wood Finish

Gloss, Matte

Wood Grain


Wood Hardness

<1,000 lbf

Wood Decay Resistance


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.

Color Range

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.

Decay Resistance:

Sycamore is rated as non-durable.  It does hold up well over time when used indoors.

U.S. Measurement
International measurement
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%
83%+ Clear:

We start with Select & Better graded lumber that is at least 83% clear on one side.

Kiln dried:

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.

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