American Cherry

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Durability: Moderately Durable
Colour: Medium
Sizes available: 25, 40, 50 mm


Trade Name: American Cherry
Botanical Species: Prunus serotina
Other Names:  Black Cherry, American Cherry
Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Air Dry Density: 580kgs/m³
Durability: Moderately Durable
Strength:  6 (on a scale 0f 1 -10)
Fine, straight, close grain timber.
The heartwood varies in colour from reddish-brown to rich red.
The sapwood is yellow.
Fine yellow, narrow brown coloured pith flecks and small gum pockets are a common feature.
Sawn timber is graded on a one face heart basis.
Working Qualities: 
Works easily.
Machines and turns well.
Very good polish finish.
Fine furniture, high class joinery, boat interiors, musical instruments.
Product Attributes:
Attractive fine, close grain timber.
Takes stain and polish very well.
Veneers available.
Good machining and turning capabilities.
Colour reddish brown to rich red.
Product Limitations:
Random widths.
Face graded for heart content and then generally to a minimum of 75% to 80%.
American grading rules apply.
Fine, narrow brown coloured pith flecks and gum pockets are a common feature.