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Cherry (Prunus avium) Board Stock

May 2017:

Our Dry Store needs to be re-designed so that different woods can be kept separate and the longer boards can be stored safely in a vertical orientation - which will make inspection of the boards easier.

Once work is completed it will enable us to standardise the sizes and display of boards, improve quality control and allow us to appearance grade the boards.

In the interim please contact us on info@woodworkz.co.uk for further information and to discuss how we can fulfill your requirements.

Cherry: Species Information

Due to the nature of the trees cherry is only available in limited widths and is often used in small pieces only, due to its tendency to warp. European Cherry heartwood is pale pink with brown tones, it has a smooth, fine texture, with a fine, straight grain. The wood weighs around 610 kg/m3.

It has a very good wood bending classification, medium strength bending and crushing but low stiffness. Its strength properties are similar to Oak. During the drying process, which can be completed quickly, however, it is inclined to warp. In service there is a medium amount of movement.

Although it is easily worked both by hand and machine. It takes a beautiful polish finish and can be glued, nailed and screwed. It should be noted that a cutting angle of 20° should be adopted on cross grained material as it tends to tear.

European Cherry is moderately durable, but the sapwood is liable to attack from the common furniture beetle, it is moderately resistant to preservative treatments.