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Caribbean Cherry

Caribbean Cherry

Janka Hardness 2700 (what's this? )
Cherry (Caribbean) is 214% as hard as Red Oak (2700 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Cherry (Caribbean)
  • Botanical Name
    Lonchocarpus, castilloi
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Machiche , Black Cabbage Bark
  • Origin
    North America, Central America
  • Description
    Cherry (Caribbean) is a very dense wood with a coarse texture, low to medium luster, and a straight to irregular interlocked grain.
  • Stability
    Cherry (Caribbean) demonstrates a high level of stability, superior to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    No information available at this time
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Cherry (Caribbean) undergoes a medium degree of color change, with some muting of the color variation and with the darkening of the lighter pieces to more uniform reddish brown color.
  • Color Range
    Cherry (Caribbean) features a range of colors from yellowish tan to medium brownish reds and deep dark reds.  

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