Cherry, American

Latin name: Prunus serotina

 

Also known as: American cherry, Black cherry, Cabinet cherry


Wood Type:

Hardwood

Durability:

Moderately durable

Treatability:

No information

Moisture Movement:

Medium

Density (mean, Kg/m³):

580

Texture:

Fine

Availability:

Limited availability at specialist timber merchant

Price:

Medium

Use(s):

Joinery - Interior, Furniture

Colour(s):

Reddish brown, Red

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Environmental

Not listed in CITES. Believed available from well-managed sources. Check certification status with suppliers.

 

Distribution

Occurs in the deciduous forest areas from Ontario to Florida and from the Dakotas to Texas, but only in small quantities or as scattered trees.

 

The tree

A medium-sized tree, 18m to 21m tall, with a diameter of 0.5m.

 

The timber

The timber is hard, with a fine, straight, close grain, the heartwood varying in colour from reddish-brown to rich red, the narrow sapwood being pinkish. Fine, narrow, brown-coloured pith flecks, and small gum pockets are a common feature of the wood, which weighs about 580 kg/m³ when dried.

 

Drying

Relatively quick drying with some tendency to warp.

 

Working qualities

Good - It is moderately durable, works fairly easily, turns well, and takes an excellent polish.

Suppliers

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Chelmsford

A C Timber Solutions Ltdnavigation-arrow

Cambridgeshire

Burton, E O & Co Limitednavigation-arrow

Brentwood

Capricorn Eco Timbernavigation-arrow

Stafford

Champion, A W Limitednavigation-arrow

New Malden

Cranwood Industriesnavigation-arrow

Co Down

Enfield Speciality Doorsnavigation-arrow

Enfield

English Woodlands Timber Ltdnavigation-arrow

Midhurst

Fleming Buildbasenavigation-arrow

Aberdeen

Gilmour & Aitken Limitednavigation-arrow

Alexandria

International Timbernavigation-arrow

Manchester

iWood Timber Ltdnavigation-arrow

Stafford

James Latham plcnavigation-arrow

Hemel Hempstead

Morgan Timbernavigation-arrow

Rochester

NHG Timber Limitednavigation-arrow

Croydon

Quinn Hardwoods Ltdnavigation-arrow

Dublin

Thorogood Timber Limitednavigation-arrow

Colchester

Timber & Plywood Services Ltdnavigation-arrow

Paisley

Timbmetnavigation-arrow

Oxford

W. L. West & Sons Ltdnavigation-arrow

Petworth

Watford Timber Co Limitednavigation-arrow

Watford

Suppliers

Watford Timber Co Limitednavigation-arrow

Watford

W. L. West & Sons Ltdnavigation-arrow

Petworth

Timbmetnavigation-arrow

Oxford

Timber & Plywood Services Ltdnavigation-arrow

Paisley

Thorogood Timber Limitednavigation-arrow

Colchester

Quinn Hardwoods Ltdnavigation-arrow

Dublin

NHG Timber Limitednavigation-arrow

Croydon

Morgan Timbernavigation-arrow

Rochester

James Latham plcnavigation-arrow

Hemel Hempstead

iWood Timber Ltdnavigation-arrow

Stafford

International Timbernavigation-arrow

Manchester

Gilmour & Aitken Limitednavigation-arrow

Alexandria

Fleming Buildbasenavigation-arrow

Aberdeen

English Woodlands Timber Ltdnavigation-arrow

Midhurst

Enfield Speciality Doorsnavigation-arrow

Enfield

Cranwood Industriesnavigation-arrow

Co Down

Champion, A W Limitednavigation-arrow

New Malden

Capricorn Eco Timbernavigation-arrow

Stafford

Burton, E O & Co Limitednavigation-arrow

Brentwood

A C Timber Solutions Ltdnavigation-arrow

Cambridgeshire

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Chelmsford