Wild Cherry

Scientific name: Prunus avium L.

Geographic origin: Europe, Western Asia and Noth Africa.

Description

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

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Capacity of being impregnated

  • Sapwood: capable of being impregnated.
  • Heartwood: no capable of being impregnated.

Mechanization

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

Physical properties

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

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Mechanical properties

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

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Observations

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