Cherry – European

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Species Description: Wood Species

Sweet Cherry is one of the premier European furniture timbers.  In theory it grows all over Europe and Great Britain, but can at times be difficult to source.  It is easy to machine and work with but can be a bit difficult to stain, as results can be a bit blotchy.  It bends well with steam and turns and carves well.


Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common uses: Veneer, furniture, turned objects, interior trim, carving, and other small specialty wood items.

Comments: Slightly denser than the US counterpart, but tends to grow smaller and hence yields smaller board sizes.


Available on backorder

Botanical Name

Prunus avium

Other Names

European Cherry, Sweet Cherry

Main Color Group

Pinkish Brown

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Janka Hardness - LBF


Janka Hardness - N


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