Sycamore Crotch, English Sycamore Crotch
Beech Curl, Beech Crotch
Branch crotches of Sycamore logs, extraordinarily rare in pieces suitable for veneer, very often the crotch is open.
Architectural woodwork. Since this wood is only available in small (max. 1,20 meter) lengths and very rare, only usable for single projects. No mass-produced furniture possible.
The wood is almost white. The veneer has to be dried quickly after slicing, otherwise it yellows when exposed to light and air.
The various directions of growth must be observed when machining.
Great attention should be paid to the figuring when drying. Only extremely careful drying can obviate tension checking, caused by the different directions in shrinkage.
Sycamore Crotch is excellently suited for polishing and staining. To prevent premature yellowing, UV-resistant varnishes are recomended.
Wood joints are easy to produce with glue, screws and nails and hold well. Pre-drilling is to be recommended when using screws.