Sycamore is to be found all over Europe but very seldom as Figured Sycamore. Top quality logs can yield prices of more than EUR 10,000 per cubic meter The wood fibres are wavy which gives this species of wood its typical pattern.
Logs free of defects are used for the production of exclusive veneers. Figured Sycamore veneers are mostly produced for the American and Asian markets as neither the European furniture trade nor the end users of that region accept the figured effect at the moment. Short lengths are sold as so-called "Fiddleback wood" to musical instrument makers (for string instruments).