This is the North American equivalent to the common European Cherry, though it is of greater economic importance as a timber than the European wood. The timber has low shrinkage factors and dries easily. Its straight grain, fine even texture and warm red-brown colour make it very similar to European Cherry but it is slightly lighter in weight at 580 kg/m3 when dried.
It is also similar in all other respects and is used for furniture, cabinet-making, pattern making, musical instruments and good quality joinery.
|Latin Name||Weight (kgm3)||Colour||Texture||Grain|
|Prunus serotina||580 kg/m3||Warm red-brown||Fine||Straight|
|Main Uses||Internal Joinery|
|Length Range Between||2.1m to 4.2m|
|Width Range Between||20mm to 200mm|