American Cherry Timber


Timbersource are a leading online American Cherry timber merchant in the UK.
Take a look at the benefits of American Cherry timber and how to order, below.

What is American Cherry Timber?


American Cherry Timber is stocked kiln dried. Although square-edge is the usual method of import to the U.K. Boards have sapwood on each edge which is generally accepted as part of Cherry's natural features. Sapwood is not to be confused with heartwood colour variation which ranges from a light pinkish colour to a darker red shade.

American Cherry Timber is used for Joinery - Interior, Furniture and Cabinet Making, High Class Joinery, Kitchen Cabinets, Mouldings, Paneling, Flooring, Doors, Boat Interiors, Musical Instruments, Turning, Carving and many more. American Cherry comes in thicknesses of 26mm, 32mm, 38mm, 52mm, 63mm, 76mm. Widths are random 90mm to approximately 200mm. Lengths are variable above 2.1m.

 

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The Tree

Latin name Prunus serotina.

Also known as American cherry, Black cherry, Cabinet cherry.

The tree is medium-sized, 18m to 21m tall, with a diameter of 0.5m.

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The Timber

The timber is hard, with a fine, straight, close grain, the heartwood varying in colour from reddish-brown to rich red, the narrow sapwood being pinkish. Fine, narrow, brown-coloured pith flecks, and small gum pockets are a common feature of the wood, which weighs about 580 kg/m³ when dried.

American Cherry has a fine texture and a medium moisture movement, it's density is 580 (kg/m³).

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Strength and Durability

American Cherry has medium strength and is shock resistant. American Cherry is moderately durable and is resistant to heartwood decay. The sapwood is liable to common furniture beetle attack and the heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment.

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Physical Properties

American Cherry works fairly easy, turns well and takes an excellent polish. American Cherry machines well and is good for nailing and gluing, it also has a low stiffness and is good for bending properties.

 

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Timbersource are a leading online timber merchant in the UK, supplying American Cherry timber to the joinery, carpentry, construction and building trade at competitive prices. To Contact Us click HERE

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Timbersource Ltd.

Quarry Way, Waterlip,
Shepton Mallet, Somerset,
United Kingdom
BA4 4RN