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KD FAS American Cherry American Cherry, also known as Prunus serotina, is a hardwood tree native to North America. The tree can grow up to 30 metres tall, with a trunk diameter of up to 1 metre. The wood is light to medium reddish-brown in colour, with a straight and fine grain, and a satiny smooth texture. American Cherry is a popular choice for a wide range of applications due to its beauty, warmth, and durability. It is commonly used for furniture, cabinetry, flooring, paneling, and decorative veneers. The wood is also highly receptive to stains and finishes, which allows it to be customised to suit a variety of design styles and preferences. American Cherry is a sustainable timber source, with forests being managed for selective harvesting to ensure future growth. The wood is readily available and affordable, which makes it a popular choice for both commercial and domestic applications. The wood is known for its stability and resistance to warping, which makes it ideal for use in furniture and cabinetry. American Cherry is also known for its excellent workability, as it can be easily machined, sanded, and finished to achieve a smooth surface. It is also highly receptive to glue and can be nailed or screwed with ease. The wood is also known for its ability to take stains and finishes well, which makes it a popular choice for a variety of design styles. American Cherry wood is classified as a relatively soft hardwood. While its softness makes it easy to work with, it also means that the wood is more prone to denting and scratching compared to harder woods. Care must be taken to protect American Cherry wood from impact or heavy objects that can leave indentations or marks. Applying protective coatings or using furniture pads can help minimize the risk of denting and extend the wood's aesthetic lifespan.
Category Hardwoods / American Hardwoods Botanitcal Name Prunus Serotina Origin American Uses Cabinetry, Flooring, Fine Furniture and veneered products
Density 580 kg/m3 Colour Rich Red to Reddish Brown Grain Fine and Straight Texture Smooth