The Cherry Family

black-cherryBlack Cherry

Scientific Name: Prunus serotina
Location: eastern North America
Dried Weight: 35lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 950lbf
Crushing Strength: 7,100lbf /in2

Black Cherry has a heartwood with a light pinkish brown color. It will darken to a deeper golden brown with age. The sapwood is a pale yellowish color. The grain is usually straight and it has a fine texture. The end grain is semi-ring-porous to diffuse-porous. The wood is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is the best all-around wood for workability.

 

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Wild Cherry

Scientific Name: Prunus avium
Location: Europe & Asia
Dried Weight: 39lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,150lbf
Crushing Strength: 7,200lbf /in2

Wild Cherry has a heartwood with a light pinkish color which darkens to a deeper golden brown with age. The grain is usually straight and it has a fine to medium texture. The end grain is semi-ring-porous. Wild Cherry is rated as moderately durable to non-durable in regards to decay. It is easy wood to work with and glues, turns, and finishes well.

 

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