House Signs made using Sycamore Wood

sycamore tree

Sycamore trees were first brought to the UK within the middle ages and are still used for building and crafting today.

House signs made from Sycamore usually will have to be replaced at a certain point as this type of wood perishes within weather conditions and is acceptable to rot and water damage.

Sycamore wood is usually white to yellow when cut and requires a large amount of maintenance if you were to keep this sign outside.

When carving into Sycamore is simple and easy due to it being resistant to splitting as the tools slice through it.

Sycamore timber is affordable and therefore much easier to find unlike other types of wood.

Pros

  • Easy to carve
  • Easily accessible
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Rots easily
  • Easy water damages
  • Cutting trees down unnecessarily results in loss of habitat for animal species and may increase the likelihood of flooding in local areas.

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