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American Cherry

(Prunis serotina.)

Description

A North American hardwood with medium pink brown heartwood and yellow sapwood.  Often has a swirly grain pattern

Workability

Works well.

Applications

Fine furniture and veneers.  Used for bow making.  ( archery )

Availability

Generally readily available.

Hardness

Medium hardness  (See Note 1)

Durability

Moderate

At a Glance
Turning:   Very Good
Machining:   Very Good
Bending:   Very Good
Sanding:   Very Good
Nailing/Screwing:   Very Good
Glueing:   Glues with most adhesives
Timber Coating:   Takes all kinds of finishes well
Oil:   Oils very well
Note 1   Not to be confused with Tas. Myrtle which is also called Cherry
Note 2   A good cabinet timber, well worth trying.

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