Madrone, Pacific Madrone
Black Cherry, Peartree
North America down the Pacific Coast from Canada to California and Mexico.
Architectural fittings and fixtures as well as furniture, however restricted to North America. With the exception of Madrone Burl not used in Europe, despite various attempts to introduce it there, because it stains easily.
Reddish-brown wood. Often develops burl knots which are very much in demand for decorative veneers.
Woodworking with all machines presents no difficulties because the wood can be easily and cleanly machined.
Easy and quick to dry.
All the usual methods of surface treatment can be applied.
All joints can be produced without difficulty and hold well.