Thursday, February 14, 2013

American Cherry (Prunus Serotina)

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.
Curly Cherry

American Cherry
Cherry Burl
Black Cherry

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