Fruit wood

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Apple wood — the most popular fruit species with beautiful contrast color and unique fiber direction. Pear wood has more light parts than Apple wood, otherwise they look alike. Pear is used as a popular and high-quality domestic hardwood.

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Fruit wood has a high shrinkage rate, and experiences a large amount of seasonal movement in service. Its appearance and texture closely resemble Cherry, another fruit tree.

Apple wood from slow-growing apple trees is notoriously dense and heavy, making it a good choice for pieces that must be durable. Apple can easily be burnished to a high polish.
The color varies depending on the soil it is grown in, ranging from yellow to orange to pink when fresh. Once dried, the color becomes lighter, creamier, and browner. Yet Apple is significantly heavier and harder than Cherry, and is excellent for turning.

Pear heartwood is a pale pink or light reddish brown. Sapwood is slightly paler but is not usually distinct from heartwood. Pear is sometimes steamed to deepen the pink coloration. Pear is also occasionally dyed black and used as a substitute for ebony.

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