Cherry, American

Also known as: Black Cherry

Botanical Name: Prunus serotina

Origin: North eastern America

Description: This veneer has been a favourite for furniture and interior joinery work, shopfitting etc., sometimes being stained to the colour of Mahogany. Usually flat sliced to produce as much crown material as possible. Has a lustrous appearance but frequently contains gum or resin pockets. Some logs yield figured veneer in varying degrees from a light shimmer to a very pretty strong mottle. American Cherry darkens very quickly on exposure