Cherry wood 2017-09-27T09:36:43+00:00

Cherry wood

Prunus avium is also known under the name sweet cherry or European cherry. It seems it is the most common form of wild fruit.
Sweet cherry wood characteristics are its density and resilience.
And beautiful warm color often used in interior furnishing or for home details.

Beautiful tree that has delicate flowers in spring and delicious fruits in summer. In spring time, before the fruits, sometimes is hard to know what wood it is. Cherry, apricot, wild plum, almond… they all have really similar flowers.

Looking at the scientific classification cherry family is Rosaceae. Rose! It’s not a surprise that it is used as an ornamental tree. One of cherry wood characteristics is that lives only few decades but can grow really large. So this sort is mostly used in parkland and less as street or garden tree.

This refers to sweet cherry. Even though sour ones can be found too. Literal translation from Latin would be bird cherry. No wonder! So many times they eat them before us.

Although the cultivated varieties did not exist in much of Europe, the sort in its wild state is native to most of Europe. It seems cherry is the most common form of wild fruit. Modern cultivated cherries differ from wild ones in having a bit larger fruit.

Wood is hard and in some countries used for smoking food, particularly meats. It is valued for making furniture, cabinets and music instruments. Also called European cherry it differs from Black cherry that can be found in North America. European cherry wood characteristics are a bit more color contrast.

Plus the fact it is is slightly denser and stronger, harder and more resilient. On the other hand, the tree doesn’t grow as large as the Black one. So, although available commercially, it is hard to find larger sizes of lumber as with American species.

Although the cultivated varieties did not exist in much of Europe, the sort in its wild state is native to most of Europe. It seems cherry is the most common form of wild fruit. Modern cultivated cherries differ from wild ones in having a bit larger fruit.

Wood is hard and in some countries used for smoking food, particularly meats. It is valued for making furniture, cabinets and music instruments. Also called European cherry it differs from Black cherry that can be found in North America. European cherry wood characteristics are a bit more color contrast.

Plus the fact it is is slightly denser and stronger, harder and more resilient. On the other hand, the tree doesn’t grow as large as the Black one. So, although available commercially, it is hard to find larger sizes of lumber as with American species.

Mainly you can find it sold in smaller sizes or as veneer. Cherry is a compact tree that can be easily processed. Perfect for making bowls of smaller or larger dimensions.

But, similar to the holm oak, it likes to crack. So if it is not naturally dry we try to begin with the hydro-thermal process as soon as possible. No wonder it is often used for interior furnishing, ceiling and wall casing, stairs, etc.

With its amazing red shades and intensity it is the ideal choice for those who want to enrich the atmosphere with warm natural colors. We mainly use it for small or medium size bowls, sometimes candle holders.

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