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Names and distribution: common in many parts of Europe, often planted along roads and in parks. Lacewood (Platanus acerifolia) attributes its name to the entire family (Platanaceae). Leaves resemble leaves of sycomore / maple.
Appearance: Heartwood light brown to yellowish-pink. By damping the color becomes more uniform and intense. A characteristic feature is the wide wooden beams that clearly define the appearance in radial section (mirror). Otherwise, close-grained wood of simple structure.
Properties: The bulk density is comparable to that of beech and oak. The wood must be dried slowly to prevent warping and frontal cracking. The swelling and shrinkage values are only average. Lacewood is easy to work and glue. Ingredients are not known. The Brinell hardness is given as 35 N/mm2. Like beech, the wood is not lasting and therefore to be used indoors only.
Use: Furniture, turnery, to a lesser extent also for musical instruments.
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