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American Cherry

American Cherry

 

Timber Specification for American Cherry

     

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American Cherry

American Cherry is prized for high-end interior applications due to the range of red tones in the heartwood.

Uses

Furniture and cabinet making, high class joinery, flooring, architectural joinery, exterior joinery, mouldings, doors, kitchen cabinets, panelling, boat interiors, turning and carving.

Appearance

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

Characteristics

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

Characteristics

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

Working Properties

Machines – Easy

Sawing – Good

Planing – Excellent

Drilling – Excellent

Boring – Excellent

Turning – Excellent

Carving – Excellent

Moulding – Excellent

Nailing – Good

Screwing – Good

Gluing – Good

Finishing

When sanded, stained and polished, it produces an excellent smooth finish

 

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