As Timber Products’ veneer expert, I’m responsible for the millions of wood veneers used to produce our hardwood plywood panels that are turned into everything from kitchen cabinets to architectural millwork. From time to time, I’m asked what trends I am seeing in the marketplace when it comes to wood species and cabinet looks. My latest report is a rise in Figured English Sycamore. Here’s more on this species and trend:
Appearance: Member of the maple family; extremely bright white appearance; almost pure white in color. Does not take on yellowish tint of American maple.
Uses: Currently being used in kitchen cabinets; quarter sliced veneer.
Characteristics: Beauty, fine grain, consistent bright white color, pronounced uniform figure, natural look, clean, modern lines.
Current Trend: Frameless, modern, European-style cabinets that are making a bigger push into the America market. Sycamore fits into this trend.
Availability: Cabinets made with Sycamore are sold through big box stores across the country.
What questions do you have about wood veneer species or cabinet trends?