European Plane Burl

Platanus acerifolia

Trade Names

European Plane Burl

Similar Woods

Origin

Western and Southern Europe.

Range

Cultivated frequently as avenue and park trees. Very seldom in burl form.

Uses

High quality architectural woodwork.

Properties

Bark pockets are very frequently found in Plane Burl. These pockets are considered to be degrading due to the additional necessary pat ching work involved. Generally burled in full. Like in the normal wood, color variations from whitest yellow to wine red are common.

Machining

Sharper tools and slower feed speeds are absolutely essential for machining.

Seasoning

Due to the grain texture drying must be carried out very carefully and slowly.

Finishing

Plane Burl can be surface treated well and easily. Polished surfaces produce the best effect due to the texture.

Jointing

Joints are easy to produce with glue, screws and nails and hold rmly.
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