|Color is pink to reddish brown, and is highly figured with a distinct small lacelike pattern. Grain is straight with a fine to medium texture.
Weight is about 39lbs per cu. ft.
|South America (Brazil)
|Medium strength in most categories. Low stiffness makes it an excellent steam bending wood.
|Works well with hand and machine tools, but there is moderate blunting effect on cutters and a tendency to bind in saws. Glues well, stains and polishes, with care, to an excellent finish.
|Perishable. The sapwood is liable to attack by common furniture beetle, but is permeable for preservative treatment.
|Dries rapidly without much splitting but has a tendency to distort. There is small movement in service.
|Furniture, cabinetmaking, joinery, light construction, paneling, ornamental inlay, decorative uses. Excellent for turning fancy goods.
|European lacewood is known as "plane" and is related to the American sycamore (platanus occidentalis).