Uses of Black Cherry:
Black cherry is used principally for furniture, fine veneer panels and architectural woodwork. Other uses include caskets, woodenware, novelties, patterns and paneling.
The heartwood of the black cherry varies from light to dark reddish-brown and has a distinctive luster. The sapwood is narrow in old trees and nearly white.
Black cherry is sometimes known as cherry, wild black cherry, or wild cherry. It is the only native species of the genus Prunus of commercial importance for lumber production. It is scattered from southeastern Canada throughout the eastern half of the United States.
The wood has a fairly uniform texture and very good machining properties. It is moderately heavy (36lbs./cu.ft.), strong, stiff, moderately hard, has high shock-resistance and moderately large shrinkage. After seasoning, it is very stable dimensionally.