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American Cherry

Specification

American Cherry is prized for high-end interior applications due to the range of red tones in the heartwood.

Appearance

Colour – The sapwood of American Cherry is creamy white. Heartwood of American Cherry varies from rich red to reddish brown and will darken on exposure to light.

Grain – The wood has a fine uniform straight grain and may naturally contain brown pith flecks and small gum pockets.

Texture – Smooth texture

Characteristics

  • Strength – Medium
  • Weight – 580 kg/m³.
  • Ease Of Drying – It dries fairly quickly with moderately large shrinkage, but is dimensionally stable after kilning. Kiln dried stock supplied.
  • Preservative Treatment – The heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment.

Working Properties

  • Machines – Easy
  • Sawing – Good
  • Planing – Excellent
  • Drilling – Excellent
  • Boring – Excellent
  • Turning – Excellent

 

  • Carving – Excellent
  • Moulding – Excellent
  • Nailing – Good
  • Screwing – Good
  • Gluing – Good

Finishing

  • When sanded, stained and polished, it produces an excellent smooth finish