A hardy tree, often growing in conditions where other “timber trees” cannot survive, Sycamore, historically, has been extensively planted and valued both for its shelter and for its useful timber – which is a pale, cream, almost white colour.
Excellent working properties, can be cut in any direction and produces an excellent nish. It also has excellent bending properties and can be easily stained which makes sycamore an excellent choice for furniture and internal joinery. The spectacular wavy grained or “rippled” sycamore is generally used for making musical instruments
and very new furniture. Its clean white appearance and smooth finish means that sycamore is ideal for use in food preparation areas like kitchen table tops, work tops and butchers’ blocks
Reprocessed as woodchip or as biomass for energy generation.
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Easy – abundant supply