Cherry (Black)

Species

Cherry (Black)

Prunus serotina

Top Portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish

Appearance

Color: Heartwood is light to dark reddish brown, lustrous; sapwood is light brown to pale with a light pinkish tone. Some flooring manufacturers steam lumber to bleed the darker heartwood color into the sapwood, resulting in a more uniform color. Color darkens significantly with age.

Grain: Fine, frequently wavy, uniform texture. Distinctive flake pattern on true quartersawn surfaces. Texture is satiny, with some gum pockets.

Variations Within Species And Grades: Significant color variation between boards.

Properties

Hardness/Janka: Janka: 950; 26% softer than Northern red oak.

Dimensional Stability: Above average (7.1; 17% more stabel than Northern red oak)

Workability

Sawing/Machining: Good machining qualities.

Nailing: No known problems.

Sanding: Sands satisfactorily if the correct sanding sequence is followed.

Finishing: No known problems

Origin

North America

Sunshine Hardwood Flooring is a wood flooring contractor in Ada County that specializes in hardwood floor installation, dustless hardwood floor refinishing, custom wood floor makeovers and historically accurate repairs for older homes.