American Black Cherry

Common Name
American Black Cherry Prunus serotina

Other Names
Black cherry, cabinet cherry

Country of Origin
United States

The heartwood of American cherry varies from rich red to reddish-brown, which will darken with age and exposure to light. It has a fine, straight, close grain with a smooth texture and distinctive narrow brown pith flecks and small gum pockets. Sapwood is creamy white.

Mainly used for
Interior joinery & furniture
Cabinetmaking
Boatbuilding
Musical instruments
Turning & carving

American Black Cherry species fact sheet

Rosenfeld Kidson, as timber merchants acknowledge the importance of conserving the world’s greatest renewable resource.

We are pleased to advise that we carry Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification that enables us to sell timber that carries either FSC certification (SGS-COC-006703) or PEFC certification (SGS-PEFC/COC-0993).

FSC certified timber and PEFC certified timber undergo independent, third-party audited certification procedures at every step of the supply chain. This provides designers, specifiers, architects and consumers absolute assurance that those forest and wood products labelled as FSC certified or PEFC certified originate from legal sources, which are managed to prescribed social, economic and environmental standards.

As a New Zealand timber supplier offering the country’s largest range and quantity of specialist certified timbers we believe that stocking FSC & PEFC certified timber is essential for our continued growth. A major part of our timber range has FSC or PEFC certification and we are continually striving to increase this.


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