Status: Secure and widely available.
Other Common Names: Black Cherry
Found in Eastern North America, this member of the Rosaceae family (Prunus) grows to 50-100 feet in height and 3-5 feet in diameter.
Sapwood is a creamy white (sometimes used as a substitute for maple) while the heartwood is reddish and will darken to a deep reddish brown.
Moderately dense with fine grain, machines well and turns beautifully. Specific Gravity: .47-.59. Avg. Dry Weight: 37 pounds per cubic foot.
Mild but distinctive smell when cut/turned. Takes a finish easily.
Used to make Cabinetry and furniture, flooring.