American cherry

American cherry heartwood varies from rich dark red to reddish brown. The colour darkens on exposure to light. It has a fine, straight and smooth texture. Sapwood is creamy white.


  • Botanical Name: Prunus serotina
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Density: 580kg/m3
  • Durability: Moderately Durable
  • Shrinkage: Medium to high
  • Works easily and machines well and excellent polishing finish


  • cabinetmaking
  • interior joinery
  • furniture