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  HARDWOOD EUROPE:
CHERRY
 
NAMES: Cherry tree
BOTANICAL NAME: Prunus avium Moench
ORIGIN AND SPREAD:

Europe, Asia minor

Mostly as individual in gardens and plantations
MACROSCOPIC CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES: Sapwood yellowish-white, heartwood yellowish-brown to gold brown, reddish brown darkening; Annual rings and woodrays clearly visible, very decorative

IMPORTANT TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES:

Dry density (grams/cbm) 0,49 0,55 0,66
Volume shrinking tolerance (in %) 13,7 14
Pressure strength (Newton/qm) 45 54
Bending strength (Newton/qm)
Tensile strength (Newton/qm)
E-Module approx. 11 000

PROCESS AND USE:

Good to slice and to peal, easy to saw and chop/spit, When kiln dried tends to warp; good to stain and varnish;

Mostly used as veneer for furniture, used as inlaid wood; to turn and to carve.

Poor natural durability, not weatherproof
SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS:  

Approx. 20 Prunus kinds are known;

The American Cherry tree (Black cherry) are often used as in Europe as veneer; the structure and colour is very close to the European kind.