Any type of live edge wood naturally stands out compared to regular wood planks, but if you want to go one step further and really make your wood slab noticeable, sycamore is the species to go with. It is primarily found in the Eastern United States, including Columbus, Ohio, where Urbn Timber locally sources our logs. Sycamore wood slabs make any live edge furniture a beautiful work of art.
Live edge sycamore wood slabs primarily use the sapwood of the tree, which is white to light tan in color, with some reddish brown streaks of heartwood. Sycamore is often referred to as “lacewood” because of the unique freckled appearance it possesses. It has an interlocked grain, giving it that signature spotted or streaked pattern.
Because sycamore is such a distinguishable wood, it is often used for statement pieces like:
Urbn Timber works with arborists in our community to locally source the logs for our sycamore wood slabs, all of which have dropped due to sustainable causes. The logs are brought to our lumber yard, where they are sawn into live edge pieces. The sycamore slabs are then air-dried for at least six months, and kiln-dried for another two months. We make sure each sycamore wood slab is dried to a single-digit moisture content, ensuring stability that will last. The pieces are fresh-cut to the intended design, and are finally ready to be handed off to the artist and turned into a handcrafted work of art.
Have an idea in mind for our live edge sycamore wood slabs? Call Urbn Timber today to set up a free, one-hour in-house consultation.