American cherry wood, as the ash wood, shows a darker colour then the European one and also in this case, the American has a lighter weight. Heartwood varies from red-brown to dark brown. It has small gum resin pockets.
Texture: fine to very fine.
Inclined to warp;
permeable sapwood and impermeable heartwood.
Drying: easy if slow;
Glueing: difficult with hot glues;
Nailing and screwing: easy;
Furniture and carpentry for interiors;
Flooring, ceiling, doors … ;
Domestic wood ware, playthings and musical instruments.
green 750 kg/m³
dried 550 kg/ m³.