||Sycamore Plane (Acer pseudoplatanus)
||Also known as sycamore, planetree, great maple, buttonwood, or harewood.
||Grows in UK and other temperate regions of Europe, N. America, and Japan.
||Usually straight grained but may be wavy; fine textured, with a silky luster. Creamy-white sapwood and heartwood.
||Moderately heavy with medium bending and crushing strength, very low stiffness, and low shock resistance. Susceptible to decay.
||Works easily with sharp tools (dull ones readily cause burning). Figured wood may chip when planed unless low cutting angle used. Good nailing, gluing, and finishing properties.
||Used in applications where cleanliness is important – dairy utensils, laundry and textile rollers, turnery, bobbins, handles, and food containers. Traditional wood for fingerboards and violin backs. Also used for fiddle back veneers, cabinets, paneling, marquetry, and inlay.