is a genus of
120 to 400 species that contain fruitwoods like cherry, plum and almond.
The species are native to North America, Asia, Europe and the
Mediterranean region. All species look alike microscopically. The word prunus
is the classical Latin name for the cherry tree.
Prunus serotina-American cherry, black wild cherry, cabinet cherry, chisos wild cherry, Edwards Plateau cherry, escarpment cherry, gila chokecherry, mountain black cherry, rum cherry, southwest choke cherry, southwestern chokecherry, wild black cherry, wild cherry, whisky cherry
Mechanical Properties (2-inch standard)
Drying and Shrinkage
Kiln Drying Schedulesa
Working Properties: Cherry is easy to work, finishes smoothly, and is dimensionally stable. It is easily machined. It can be sawn cleanly, turned well, and planed excellently with standard cutting angles. Screw-holding ability is good, as is gluing, except where gum streaks are present.
Durability: Rated as very resistant to heartwood decay.
Preservation: No information available at this time.
Uses: Fine furniture, printing and engraving blocks, patterns, professional and scientific instruments, piano actions, handles, wooden ware, toys, and specialty items.
Toxicity: No information available at this time.
Source: US Forest Service