Grades by Species

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  • Latin name: Prunus serotina
  • Common name(s): American Black Cherry
  • Sources: USA and Canada
CHARACTERISTICS Pink to reddish brown heart wood, blonde sap wood. Tight grain minimum early wood. Gum, pin knots, and burls are prevalent. Figure is common and may include heavy patterns such as ropey, mottled, chevron, and flare.
COMMON CUTS Plain sliced, Quarter sliced (usually as false quarters)
USES Kitchen and bath cabinetry, fine furniture, architectural millwork, molding.
AVAILABILITY Readily available