Cherry, also called Black Cherry and American Cherry (scientific name: Prunusserotina), has a heartwood of light pink-brown color, which darkens to red-brown after being cut. Sapwood is pale yellow in color. Its texture is fine and even, luster is moderate and grain is straight (sometimes curly patterns).
Cherry is commonly found in eastern North America. Heartwood is very durable and resistant to decay.
Janka Hardness :
4,230 N (950 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :
560 kg/m3 (35 lbs/ft3)
A stable and straight grain wood, it machines well and is excellent for workability. Common sapwood can lead to higher waste. Staining can occasionally produce blotchy results. Avoid by using gel-based stain or using a sanding-sealer before staining.