Cherry, American

Cherry

Cherry, American

Durability

Density in kg/m3

Cherry

The Tree
A medium-sized tree, 18m to 21m tall, with a diameter of 0.5m.

The Timber
The timber is hard, with a fine, straight, close grain, the heartwood varying in colour from reddish-brown to rich red, the narrow sapwood being pinkish. Fine, narrow, brown-coloured pith flecks, and small gum pockets are a common feature of the wood, which weighs about 580 kg/m3 when dried.

Drying
Relatively quick drying with some tendency to warp.

Strength
The heartwood is very resistant and has medium shock resistance

Working Qualities
Good - It is moderately durable, works fairly easily, turns well, and takes an excellent polish.

Latin Name
Prunus serotina

Also known as
American cherry, Black cherry, Cabinet cherry

Wood Type
Hardwood

Treatability
Moderately easy

Moisture
Medium

Texture
Fine

Origin
North America