Sycamore is crazy wood. It’s soft, porous, and light. Not good for structure, but the grain and figure make a statement. I bought an 8/4 sycamore board on a whim from a local urban mill called Angel City Lumber. They rescue urban trees that have been felled by storm or needed to be removed. Rather than going to the chipper for mulch, the trees are resawn,-kiln dried, and sold. You can buy a whole tree in numbered, sequenced boards, if that’s your thing! The wood even comes with provenance, like a fine wine or cheese. This board came from a sycamore in Whittier Narrows felled in 2015. I didn’t know what I was going to do with it, but I knew it would be good for something. Here are some of the things I made from it.