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|DESCRIPTION||Curly Cherry heartwood varies from rich red to reddish-brown. It has a fine, straight grain with narrow brown pith flecks and small gum pockets. It has a smooth texture.
Weight is about 36lbs per cu. ft.
|BOTANICAL NAME||Prunus Serotina|
|OTHER NAMES||Black Cherry, Wild Cherry, Cabinet Cherry|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||Medium strength. Good bending characteristics. Low stiffness and medium shock resistance.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Works easily with hand and power tools. Moderate blunting effect on cutters. Nails, glues, and stains well. Polishes to an excellent finish.|
|DURABILITY||Moderately durable. Sapwood is susceptible to attack by common furniture beetle. Heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment.|
|SEASONING||Curly cherry dries rapidly with little degradation if care is taken to avoid moderate shrinkage during seasoning. Medium movement.|
Furniture, cabinetmaking, flooring, high-class joinery, boat interiors, tobacco pipes, paneling, and veneer. Excellent turning and carving wood.
Also a good lumber for use in hardwood flooring.
|COMMENTS||It is widely held in fine furniture making circles that one does not stain Curly Cherry!|