American Cherry

Description: American Cherry has a straight grain and fine texture. The sapwood is pinkish while the heartwood is reddish-brown to deep red, with brown flecks and some gum pockets.

Sizes available: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4

Mechanical Properties: Janka side hardness about 950. Moderately stable.

Working Properties: Works well with hand and machine tooling. Glues well.

Durability: Durable

Uses: Hardwood flooring, furniture, pattern making, turnery.

The preceding information comes from "Tropical Timbers of the World", United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Agriculture Handbook Number 607, September 1984. Martin Chudnoff, Forest Products Technologist (retired), Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wis.