Common names: AMERICAN CHERRY, Cherry american, black cherry, cabinet cherry, wild cherry.
Botanical classification: Prunus serotina, Fam.: Rosaceae.
Main products: Sawn wood, veneer.
Natural attributes - structure - origins: Moderate weight wood (580 kg/m³), with warm color from bright red to reddish brown. It has a fine, straight grain with narrow brown pith flecks and small gum pockets. It grows in small clusters or as a single tree in broadleaved forests of Canada and the U.S.
Natural durability in time: Moderately durable. The early wood is affected by the common furniture beetle.
Mechanical attributes: Wood with good flexural strength, low modulus of elasticity and average resistance to sudden shock loads.
Density: R (12-15%) = 0,58 gr/cm³
PROPERTIES AND PROCESSING OPERATIONS WOOD
Drying behavior and stability after drying: Dries fairly rapidly, with little degradation if care is taken to avoid moderate shrinkage during seasoning. Medium movement.
Impregnation behavior: The heartwood is moderately resistant to hydrostatic impregnation.
Bending behavior: Very good.
Working properties - tool blunting: Easily treated with hand tools and machines with moderate tool blunting.
Gluing behavior: Very good.
Behavior in the dyeing and finishing: Very good paint and excellent finish.
Furniture and cabinets, tobacco pipes and pipe bowls, blueprints, musical intruments, boat interiors, high class joinery, turnery, woodcarving, panelling.