||Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
||Also known as American sycamore, American plane tree, buttonball, buttonwood, and water beech.
||Grows in eastern half of United States.
||Interlocked, irregular grain with a fine, even texture. Reddish brown heartwood and lighter colored sapwood.
||Fairly light in weight, moderately hard, stiff, and strong, tough and shock resistant. Poor decay resistance and steam bending.
||Can be difficult to work due to interlocked fibers. Splits fairly easily. Turns easily and finishes smoothly. Does not impart odor or flavor. Glues, screws, nails, and finishes satisfactorily.
||Favored for butcher blocks. Also used for interior furniture (quarter-sawn lumber mainly), boxes (primarily food containers), crates, slack cooperage, flooring, pallets, handles, and veneer.