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Cherry, also known as wild cherry, is a great value wood. It’s also very sought after in cabinetmaking for its compact texture and its amber colour that increases over time. It is a slow-growing wood and very demanding as to its setting. For these reasons, it’s availability is limited. The sapwood of the cherry is pale pink and its duramen varies from yellow honey to pinkish brown. Its grain is strain, slightly undulating and its grain is fine.

Physical and durability properties of natural wood (besides sapwood)

  • Density: between 560 and 660 kg/m3 (medium-heavy wood)
  • Young modulus: 10,200 MPa
  • Monnin hardness: Medium-hard wood (3 < d < 6 N/mm)
  • Stability: Good
  • Fungal durability and use class: Class 2 lifespan between 50 and 100 years/class 3a lifespan between 10 and 50 years/class 3b lifespan < 10 years/class 4 lifespan < 10 years

Uses of the cherry species

  • Interior layout
  • Cabinetmaking, high-end carpentry and layout (solid or veneer)
  • Stylish furniture

Special features of the cherry wood

Drying moderately difficult
Gluing, wood attaches with very acidic glues
Works well at all levels of transformation: sawing, planing, sanding, turning, sculpture, slicing
Its grain allows obtaining a lustre appreciated in cabinetmaking

Origin France

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