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American Cherry

  • Other Names: Prunus serotina, American Cherry, Black Wild Cherry, Chisos Wild Cherry, Rum Cherry, Southwest Choke Cherry
  • Description: Cherry wood is a North American wood with a distinctive reddish brown coloring that can vary from a very light to very dark shade, making it decoratively versatile. Cherry floors, much like other domestic species such as Maple and Oak, invoke a sense of tradition and distinction. This inherent beauty is a one of many reasons why Cherry flooring is a frequent choice of fine furniture designers and architects alike. Among the softer hardwoods, a harder wood might make a better choice in a high traffic environment than a Cherry floor. However, Cherry hardwood is rated as very resistant to decay and dimensionally stable, which, combined with proper maintenance, ensures a long life for your Cherry hardwood floor.
  • Hardness: 950 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 12,330 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,490 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 544
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.1 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.7 %
  • About: Our Cherry flooring is available exclusively in the engineered format. The boards are 1/2″ thick with 3-5″ widths available with 1-4′ random lengths. All of our engineered products are FSC certified.
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Cherry tree can reach heights of approximately 100 feet and diameters of 4 to 5 feet.
  • Geographic Area: Cherry is found primariliy in the eastern half of the United States.
  • Color: Reddish-brown heartwood with a golden luster, light yellow sapwood
  • Photosensitivity: Cherry will darken dramatically after exposure to light.
  • Luster: Golden
  • Grain: Straight
  • Texture: Fine, uniform
  • Drying Characteristics: Rated as somewhat slow drying, some risk of warping.
  • Working Characteristics: Rated as easy to work, smooth finishing, dimensionally stable.
  • Durability Rating: Very resistant to heartwood decay.
  • Applications: Fine furniture, flooring, piano actions, scientific instruments, engraving blocks, wooden ware.
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