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North American Cherry

North American Cherry

Janka Hardness 950 (what's this? )
Cherry (North American) is 75% as hard as Red Oak (950 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Cherry (North American)
  • Botanical Name
    Prunus, serotina
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Black Cherry, American Cherry, North American Cherry
  • Origin
    North America
  • Description
    Cherry (North American) has a fine grain with dark wavy streaks. The texture is fine and even, it shows a deep and satiny luster.
  • Stability
    Cherry (North American) demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    Cherry (North American) has been associated with dermatitis.
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Cherry (North American) undergoes an extreme degree of color change with pronounced darkening from a pale pink color when fresh milled to a dark reddish color when fully aged.
  • Color Range
    Cherry (North American) features light-colored sapwood with heartwood ranging from pink to dark red with tiny dark brown gum veins.

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