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English Sycamore

English Sycamore VeneerThis species of maple (yes, it is a species of maple) is often difficult to determine from American maple. Sycamore is typically brighter and the grain is somewhat less fine than American maple. Curly quartersawn English sycamore is in very high demand. Also be sure to see our selection of rare English Harewood.

Looking for large sheets of this species? We also offer it in AA grade paper-backed veneer, which can be applied with contact cement or any other veneer adhesive.

Common Name:
  Sycamore plane, great maple, English maple
Scientific Name:
  Acer pseudoplatanus
Family:
  Sapindaceae
Color:
  Butter cream to white
Origin:
  Central Europe, France, Ukraine, Southwestern Asia, Spain, Turkey
Hardness:
  Primarily soft
Texture:
  Fine texture
Finishing:
  Readily accepts stains and finishes. Dye stains make curly sycamore shimmer like no other species.
Did You Know:
 

The name "sycamore" originally belonged to the fig species Ficus sycomorus which is native to southwest Asia. This is the sycamore referred to in the Bible but the name was later applied to English sycamore because of similarity in the leaf shape.



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