Please note if FSC/PEFC certified wood is required please specify at time of placing an order.
American Cherry is prized for high-end interior applications due to the range of red tones in the heartwood.
Furniture and cabinet making, high class joinery, flooring, architectural joinery, exterior joinery, mouldings, doors, kitchen cabinets, panelling, boat interiors, turning and carving.
Colour – The sapwood of American Cherry is creamy white. Heartwood of American Cherry varies from rich red to reddish brown and will darken on exposure to light.
Grain – The wood has a fine uniform straight grain and may naturally contain brown pith flecks and small gum pockets.
Texture – Smooth texture
Strength – Medium
Weight – 580 kg/m³.
Ease Of Drying – It dries fairly quickly with moderately large shrinkage, but is dimensionally stable after kilning. Kiln dried stock supplied.
Preservative Treatment – The heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment.
Machines – Easy
Sawing – Good
Planing – Excellent
Drilling – Excellent
Boring – Excellent
Turning – Excellent
Carving – Excellent
Moulding – Excellent
Nailing – Good
Screwing – Good
Gluing – Good
When sanded, stained and polished, it produces an excellent smooth finish
Hardwood Timber Specification Sheet for American Cherry
American Cherry Video
American Cherry Texture