Pearwood, Swiss

Latin name: Pyrus communis

Common name(s): Swiss Pearwood, European Pearwood, Pearwood

Sources: Western Asia to the British Isles

Characteristics: Soft, rich fine texture with reasonably straight perceivable growth rings. Heartwood is warm pinkish to pinkish brown. Veneer is almost translucent.

Common cuts: Plain sliced

Uses: Decorative veneer and lumber for architectural millwork and occasional cabinetry.

Availability: Obtainable

Price: $$$$