Plane burl

Plane burl

Plane burl

Wood species / Trade name:

Plane burl, Sycamore burl (American) / plane burl (British)


  • German: Platane Maser
  • French: Loupe de Platane
  • Chinese: 悬铃树榴

Botanical name:

Platanus ssp.

Character / Color:

An unobtrusive watercolor comes to mind with a glance at the finely structured and delicate sycamore burl in orangey light brown and reddish light brown tones. The softly flowing figure adds a warm and inviting accent to interior wood trim and furniture. Unfortunately, disruptive bark inclusions make it difficult to find lovely surfaces for high-quality figured veneer.

Main occurence:

North America, Europe


Interior woodwork, Furniture





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