Botanical name: Prunus Serotina
Weight: 560 kg/m3
Origin: America and Canada

 

Click here for the available dimensions Black Cherry. Possibly more available on delivery.

 

Black Cherry

The stated weight (kg/m3) is measured with a moisture percentage of approx. 12% American cherry is a supreme hardwood species from the U.S. mixed hardwood forests and is unique to North America, with warm colour tones and superb finishing qualities. 

Cherry may be sold selected for colour, defining the amount of sap-free material or sold sap-free one face. For example, cherry boards may be sold 90/50 meaning 90% heartwood and not less than 50% heartwood on the reverse side.

Properties

Its heartwood tends to be light pinkish brown, but upon exposure in turns into a medium reddish brown color in a while. Its demarcated sapwood, which is in comparison to other species narrow in size, is light in color. Its heartwood is rated as being very durable and resistant to decay. Moreover, Black Cherry is very easy to work with. It is known as being one of the best all-rounds woods for workability.The wood of cherry has a fine uniform, straight and unpronounced grain with a fine smooth texture. The small brown pith flecks, pin knots and gum pockets or streaks are natural characteristics of cherry, but their occurrence varies according to region.

Forest growth

The U.S. cherry growing stock is 404 million m3, 3.0% of total U.S. hardwood growing stock. American cherry is growing 11.7 million m3 per year while the harvest is 4.3 million m3 per year. The net volume (after harvest) is increasing by 7.4 million m3 each year. U.S. cherry growth exceeds harvest in all the main producing states.

(Ahec, Black Cherry, 10 maart 2020, https://www.americanhardwood.org/en/american-hardwood)

 

Images

 

Sq. edged Black Cherry - KD, Prime/Export (90/50), thickness: 27 mm

 

Black Cherry. Click on the photo to enlarge. (© Homé Hout, 2020)

 

Rough edged Black Cherry - KD, Prime/Export, thickness: 52 mm

 

Black Cherry. Click on the photo to enlarge. (© Homé Hout, 2020)