Cherry, European

Cherry

Cherry, European

Durability

Density in kg/m3

Cherry

The Tree
Cherry reaches a height of 18m to 24m and a diameter of about 0.75m. It has short, stout branches that take an upward direction.

The Timber
The heartwood is pale pinkish-brown fairly well defined from the lighter coloured sapwood. The wood has a fairly fine, even texture, and a generally straight gram. It weighs about 630kg/m3 when dried.

Drying
Dries fairly well, with a tendency to warp.

Strength
A tough timber, its strength properties are similar to those of oak.

Working Qualities
Good - Works well, but this is dependent on the type of grain present; cross grained material tends to tear, and a cutting angle of 200 is needed, but straight grained material finishes well. It is a good turnery wood, and takes stain and an excellent polish.

Latin Name
Prunus avium

Also known as
European cherry, gean (UK), ceriser (France), kirsche (Germany), kers (Netherlands), wild cherry (UK)

Wood Type
Hardwood

Treatability
No information

Moisture
Medium

Texture
Fine

Origin
Scandinavian countries, Russia, Europe