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Cherry (American)

Wood type Hardwood
The Tree A medium-sized tree, 18m to 21m tall, with diameter of 0.5m
The Timber The timber is hard, with fine, straight, close grain, the heartwood varying in colour from reddish-brown to rich red, the narrow sapwood being pinkish. Fine, narrow, brown-coloured pith flecks, and small gum pockets are a common feature of the wood, which weighs about 580 kg/m3 when dried.
Drying Relatively quick drying with some tendency to warp.
Moisture Movement Medium
Density 580kg/m3
Texture Fine  
Use(s) Joinery – Interior, Furniture
Colour(s) Reddish brown, Red