Wild Cherry

Scientific name: Prunus avium L.

Other names: English: Wild cherry, Sweet cherry or Gean

Geographic origin: Europe, Western Asia and Noth Africa.


&;8226; Sapwood: light pink.
&;8226; Heartwood: pink to red.
&;8226; Fiber: straight.
&;8226; Grain: varies from thin to very thin.
&;8226; Characteristic defects: streaking formation as a consequence of chromogenous attacks.

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&;8226; Interior furniture and cabinet work: carved, turned and bent furniture.
&;8226; Hollow carpentry and paneling. Interior: doors, platform, parquet flooring, friezes, molding.
&;8226; Decorative panels.

Capacity of being impregnated

&;8226; Sapwood: capable of being impregnated.
&;8226; Heartwood: no capable of being impregnated.


&;8226; Sawing process: no difficulties.
&;8226; Drying process: easy when it is done slowly.
&;8226; Planing process and other processes: no difficulties.
&;8226; Gluing process: difficulties can arise when using acid glues at high temperature.
&;8226; Nailing and screwing process: easy.
&;8226; Finish: easy.

Physical properties

&;8226; Apparent density at 12% humidity 620 kg/m3 semi-heavy wood.
&;8226; Dimensional stability
- Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.45% variation form stable to nervous wood.
- Relation between contractions 1.65% tendency to deformity.
&;8226; Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 4.3 semi-hardwood .

Wild Cherry

Mechanical properties

&;8226; Resistance to static flexion 980 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Elasticity module 102,000 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Resistance to compression 490 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Resistance to parallel traction 980 kg/cm2 .

Wild Cherry