North American Cherry
cherry

North American Cherry Description

Prunus Serotina

NA Cherry: aka American Cherry, Black Cherry, Rum Cherry, Wild Cherry.

Colour: Heartwood is light red to dark reddish brown colour; sapwood is light brown to pale with some pinkish tone.

Grain: Fine, uniformly textured grain, with frequent wavy appearance. Some gum and pitch pocket; smooth satin like texture to wood surface.

Janka Hardness: 950 lbs of dent resistance….26% softer than Red Oak.

Finishing: Sands and finishes well.

Notes: Light sensitive species that darkens upon exposure to UV light.


North American Cherry Technical Data

NORTH AMERICAN CHERRY
Green
Dry
English
Bending Strength
7612
12363
psi
Crushing Strength
402
946
psi
Density
 
34
lbs/ft3
Hardness
950
lbs
Impact Strength
37
34
inches
Maximum Crushing Strength
3586
7015
psi
Shearing Strength
1559
psi
Static Bending
3528
9702
psi
Stiffness
1383
1627
1000 psi
Work to Maximum Load
10
10
inch-lbs/in3
Specific Gravity
0.45
0.51
Weight
35
34
lbs/ft3
Radial Shrinkage
3
%
Tangential Shrinkage
7
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
12
%

 

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