American Cherry

Scientific name: Prunus serotina Ehrth

Geographic origin: North America.

Description

  • Sapwood: white pink.
  • Heartwood: from reddish brown to red.
  • Fiber: straight.
  • Grain: thin.

Capacity of being impregnated

  • Sapwood: capable of being impregnated.
  • Heartwood: medium capacity of being impregnated.

Mechanization

  • Sawing process: easy and with no difficulties.
  • Drying process: easy and fast. Risk of crack formations.
  • Planing process and other processes: no difficulties.
  • Gluing process: some problems can arise from acid adhesives at high temperature.
  • Nailing and screwing process: easy-regular difficulty.
  • Finish: easy.

Physical properties

  • Apparent density at 12% humidity 560 kg/m3 semi-light wood.
  • Dimensional stability
  • - Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.38 % stable wood.
  • - Relation between contractions 1.92% tendency to deformity.
  • Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 3.2 semi-hardwood.

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Mechanical properties

  • Resistance to static flexion 850 kg/cm2.
  • Elasticity module 103,000 kg/cm2.
  • Resistance to compression 490 kg/cm2.

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Observations

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