American Black cherry is a domestic wood that is usually considered to be in the same class as mahogany for usage in the United States. It is described as wood for fine furniture. The stiff and strong wood is reported to work easily with both hand and machine tools. European and American black cherries are reported to be comparable in many aspects, but the latter is more plentiful. Both species are reported to be strong and tough and have been compared in strength properties to Yellow birch, and compares favorably with Teak.

Avg Dry Wgt : 36 lbs/ft3 (580 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 950lbf (4226 N) | Specific Gravity : 0.58

Texture : Fine, close, even
Grain Pattern : Straight
Health Risk : Unknown
Color : Medium red-brown
Wood Type : Temperate Hardwood