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An unstandardized name use for the following timbers:
 
An unstandardized name use for the following timbers:
  
1) Sycamore maple (''Acer pseudoplatanus''). This tree is native to Europe and has a greenish-gray wood used for furniture, inlays and veneers.  
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1) Sycamore maple or English sycamore (''Acer pseudoplatanus''). Harewood is a deciduous tree native to Europe that has a fine-grained, cream-colored wood.  It is used for musical instruments, furniture, inlays and veneers.  
  
2) English sycamore (family Platanaceae). These trees, also called plane trees, are found throughout Europe and Asia Minor. They have a light yellow wood that appears similar to oak. It takes a fine polish and is used for tool handles, flooring, furniture, and veneers.  
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2) West Indian Satinwood (''Zanthoxylon flavuum''). [[Satinwood]] has an irregular grain an a yellowish color that darkens as it ages.  
  
3) West Indian Satinwood (''Zanthoxylon flavuum''). Satinwood has an irregular grain an a yellowish color that darkens as it ages.
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== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
  
4) Wood from the English sycamore that has been dyed a brownish gray color.
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1) ''Acer pseudoplatanus''; sycamore maple, English sycamore; sicomoro, arce blanco (Esp.); padreiro (Port.); Sicomoro (It.); acero montano (It.)
  
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
  
sycamore maple (''Acer pseudoplatanus''); West Indian satinwood (''Zanthoxylon flavuum''); sicomoro, arce blanco (Esp.); padreiro (Port.); Sicomoro (It.); acero montano (It.); English sycamore
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1) Sycamore maple
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* Grows to heights of 35 m (115 ft)
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* The smooth, gray bark flakes when the tree is older.
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* Broad, 5-lobed palmate leaves have long leaf stalks.  
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* The greenish yellow flowerheads dangle in panicles.
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* Seeds are winged and occur in pairs.
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* Sapwood is most commonly used - it is white to light brown; Heartwood is darker reddish brown
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* Grain is generally straight with a fine even texture
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* Rated as non-durable
  
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==Working Properties==
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* Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though maple has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router.
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* Turns, glues, and finishes well, though blotches can occur when staining, and a pre-conditioner, gel stain, or toner may be necessary to get an even color.
 
==Resources and Citations==
 
==Resources and Citations==
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* The Wood Database: [https://www.wood-database.com/sycamore-maple/ Sycamore maple]
  
* Schoch, W., Heller, I., Schweingruber, F.H., Kienast, F., 2004:[http://www.woodanatomy.ch/ Wood anatomy of central European Species]: Great Maple,Sycamore Maple, [http://www.woodanatomy.ch/species.php?code=ACPS Acer pseudoplatanus L.]
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* Schoch, W., Heller, I., Schweingruber, F.H., Kienast, F., 2004:[http://www.woodanatomy.ch/ Wood anatomy of central European Species]: Great Maple, Sycamore Maple, [http://www.woodanatomy.ch/species.php?code=ACPS Acer pseudoplatanus L.]
  
 
* Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
 
* Random House, ''Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language'', Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
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* George Savage, ''Art and Antique Restorer's Handbook'', Rockliff Publishing Corp, London, 1954
 
* George Savage, ''Art and Antique Restorer's Handbook'', Rockliff Publishing Corp, London, 1954
  
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* Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_pseudoplatanus (Accessed October 2020)
  
  
 
[[Category:Materials database]]
 
[[Category:Materials database]]

Latest revision as of 12:45, 31 August 2022

English pedesals
MFA# 1984.111
Grey harewood (Dyed English sycamore)(Acer pseudo-platanus)
White harewood (English Sycamore) (Acer pseudo-platanus)

Description

An unstandardized name use for the following timbers:

1) Sycamore maple or English sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus). Harewood is a deciduous tree native to Europe that has a fine-grained, cream-colored wood. It is used for musical instruments, furniture, inlays and veneers.

2) West Indian Satinwood (Zanthoxylon flavuum). Satinwood has an irregular grain an a yellowish color that darkens as it ages.

Synonyms and Related Terms

1) Acer pseudoplatanus; sycamore maple, English sycamore; sicomoro, arce blanco (Esp.); padreiro (Port.); Sicomoro (It.); acero montano (It.)

Physical and Chemical Properties

1) Sycamore maple

  • Grows to heights of 35 m (115 ft).
  • The smooth, gray bark flakes when the tree is older.
  • Broad, 5-lobed palmate leaves have long leaf stalks.
  • The greenish yellow flowerheads dangle in panicles.
  • Seeds are winged and occur in pairs.
  • Sapwood is most commonly used - it is white to light brown; Heartwood is darker reddish brown
  • Grain is generally straight with a fine even texture
  • Rated as non-durable

Working Properties

  • Fairly easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though maple has a tendency to burn when being machined with high-speed cutters such as in a router.
  • Turns, glues, and finishes well, though blotches can occur when staining, and a pre-conditioner, gel stain, or toner may be necessary to get an even color.

Resources and Citations

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • George Savage, Art and Antique Restorer's Handbook, Rockliff Publishing Corp, London, 1954

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