Cerejiera (Torresea, acreana T.)
Trade Names: Cerejeira, Tiger Cerejiera
Origin: South America
Range: Limited to Argentine and Brazil, particularly in the Amazon basin.
Uses: Used for furniture and paneling but more popular in the USA than in Europe. Valuable in it's crotch form for veneered furniture.
Properties: Difficult to slice. Some rough patches are almost impossible to avoid. A yellow wood with a honey smell, it sometimes has red striping and is referred to as Tiger Cerejiera.
Machining: Due to the interlocking grain machining calls for a slow feed speed. Planed surfaces are slightly rough and have to be sanded down.
Seasoning: The tendency to check is particularly apparent with this species of wood and can only be reduced by careful drying.