Botanical name: Acer pseudoplatanus
Other names: Sicomoro, planetree maple, great maple (UK), plane (Scotland)
Density: approx 610 kg/m3 38 lbs/ft3
Sycamore is found all over Europe.
This almost white wood yellows upon exposure of light and air if the veneers are not dried quickly enough.
Its characteristics are that it has a hard, even density with a very fine texture.
Its scientific name, acer preudoplatanus, reveals that this tree belongs to the genus Acer, the maples.
In latin, acer means sharp, as maple wood was used for making spears.