european plum wood

EUROPEAN PLUM WOOD

This wood is just wonderful with its wide range of color; varying from brown, to yellow, to pink, and even purple!

Often referred to as simply “Plum Wood”, this timber shares the same genus with many other fruit and nut trees.  It is more like its cousins, peach and almond, than cherry, in its growth habit, trees are often small or even “shrubby”.  Some European Plum trees bear thorns and all produce white flowers in the spring.

Characteristics of European Plum

Origin of Wood Type Europe
Botanical Name Prunus domestica
Specific Gravity 0.47
Avg. Weight Per BF 4.5 lb/bf
Color Range Brown – Gold – Pink – Yellow – Purple
Rarity / Availability Available
Typical Avg. Width 2″ to 6″
Typical Avg. Length 2′ to 4′
Avg. Waste Factor N/A
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Instrument Making, Inlaying, Box Making, Knife Handles, Tea Chests, Featured Panels, Flooring, Jewelry Boxes
Lumber Grades Select and Better, Flitch
Other Trade Names Plum Wood
European Plum Lumber Pricing