Black Cherry

Name Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as wild cherry, wild black cherry, rum cherry, Cabinet cherry, capulin, and New England mahogany.
Sources Grows in Canada, United States, and Central America.
Appearance Generally straight grained with a fairly uniform texture and a rich luster. Light to dark reddish brown heartwood and narrow, nearly white sapwood.
Physical Props Moderately hard and heavy, strong, stiff, and quite stable in service. Heartwood has good decay resistance. Steam-bends very well.
Working Props Machines well with both hand and machine tools. Turns quite satisfactorily. Holds screws and nails well, glues and stains easily, and polishes to an excellent finish that naturally darkens with age.
Uses Cabinetry, interior furniture, paneling, architectural woodwork, caskets, woodenware, toys, novelties, gun stocks, and tool handles.
Comments One of the most highly prized cabinet woods in North America.