Wild Cherry or Gean – A warm, reddish-brown colour with streaks of gold and pale green, has an intricate and attractive figuring, and a swirling grain pattern. Tough as ash when fresh sawn with medium bending, crushing strength and shock resistance, but low stiffness.
In demand for high-quality furniture making, and much prized by cabinet makers and musical instrument manufacturers. Used mainly in cabinet making, with some limited used in high quality interior joinery, e.g., panelling. Cherry is also ideal for turnery, and for making small domestic articles
Reprocessed as woodchip or as biomass for energy generation.
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Easy – abundant supply