Uses of Sycamore:
Sycamore is used principally for lumber, veneer and railroad crossties. Sycamore lumber is used for furniture, boxes (particularly small food containers), pallets, flooring, handles, and butcher’s blocks. Veneer is used for fruit and vegetable baskets, decorative panels and door skins.
The heartwood of sycamore is reddish-brown and the sapwood is lighter in color and normally 1 1/2 to 3 inches thick.
American sycamore grows from Maine to Nebraska, southward to Texas, and eastward to Florida.
The wood has fine texture and interlocked grain. It shrinks moderately in drying. Sycamore wood is moderately heavy (35lbs./cu.ft.), moderately hard, moderately stiff, moderately strong, and has good resistance to shock.