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Cherry

Botanical Name
Prunus serotina

Other Names
American cherry, Black cherry

Origin
North Eastern USA, Canada

Sapwood Colour
White to reddish brown or creamy pink

Heartwood Colour

Pink-brown

Grain
Fine but sometimes dark wavy streaks which are striking in appearance

Texture
Fine and uniform texture, often narrow brown pith flecks and small gum pockets

Common Uses
Furniture, cabinet making, kitchen cabinets, mouldings, panelling, flooring, doors, turning, carving, musical instruments, veneer

 
Physical Properties at MC 12%
Density
kg/m3

545

Specific gravity
-
0.49
Hardness
N
3520
Bending Strength
N/mm2
87.1
Stiffness
N/mm2
11600
Radial shrinkage
%
3
Tangential shrinkage
%
7
Working Properties
Stability
xxx

Bending

xxxx
Machining
xxxx
Screwing
xxx
Gluing
xxx
Painting
xxx
Sanding
xxxx
Staining
xxxx
xxxx = excellent
xxx = good
xx = fair
x = not good
 
   
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