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Botanical Name

Pyrus communis

Other Names

Pear

Main Color Group

Pink

Grain Pattern

Even

Workability

Easy

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

43

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

690

Janka Hardness - LBF

1660

Janka Hardness - Newtons

7380

Historically, an important domestic hardwood throughout Europe, Swiss Pear is known for its fine, straight grains and smooth, consistent texture, as well as its pink coloration (which naturally ranges from pale to light to medium). Once cut, the wood’s hues intensify as it oxidizes. Swiss Pear is commonly steamed, to provide a more smooth, consistent pink color, and to relieve stress within the wood, so it dries flat.

Its easy, cooperative working properties combined with its consistent texture and color make it loved by craftsmen, carvers and turners, alike. It is highly regarded all over Europe, and considered by many to be the region’s finest hardwood, boasting properties similar to rosewood.

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Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Veneer, architectural millwork, marquetry, furniture, cabinetry, inlay, carving, musical instruments (flutes, violins), and turned objects.

Comments: The wood is considered a premium hardwood in Europe, and one of economic importance. Its steady demand there equates to very little of it making it to the US. (Species of the Pyrus Communis tree have been transplanted all over the United States, primarily for its fruit production — the “Bartlett Pear.”) European furniture and cabinet makers utilize it in much the same way as American craftsman do Black Cherry.

Pear is decidedly non-durable; all of its applications are thus confined to interior. The wood has a tendency to dull cutters, so sharp blades are recommended for resawing.

Species Description: Wood Species

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Pear - Swiss
$204.5553 × 12 × 1.812 inPEARSW1054

Crack one end w/ small knots both faces. Width varies 11.75″ – 13.0″.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$176.6654.25 × 11.25 × 1.812 inPEARSW1053

Large crack one end.

b
Pear - Swiss
$116.8235.875 × 11.25 × 1.812 inPEARSW1052
Out of stock

Large crack one end. Width varies 11.0″ – 12.75″.

b
Pear - Swiss
$135.2940.062 × 10.5 × 1.812 inPEARSW1051
Out of stock

Knots one face.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$109.0436.75 × 10.25 × 1.812 inPEARSW1050
Out of stock

Checks one end w/ knots both faces.

b
Pear - Swiss
$32.5539.25 × 5.5 × 0.937 inPEARSW1049
Out of stock

Large knot one face. Width varies 5.5″ – 7.0″.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$48.4451 × 7 × 0.937 inPEARSW1048

Cracks one end w/ worm holes one face.

b
Pear - Swiss
$56.8452 × 7.25 × 0.937 inPEARSW1047
Out of stock

Small defects one face. Width varies 7.25″ – 8.5″.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$57.8648.125 × 7.25 × 0.937 inPEARSW1046
Out of stock

Small crack on one end.

a
Pear - Swiss
$49.1047.375 × 6.25 × 0.937 inPEARSW1045
Out of stock

Width varies 6.25″ – 7.0″ Nice clear face.

a
Pear - Swiss
$72.5960.187 × 8 × 0.937 inPEARSW1044

Knots both faces and small crack on one end.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$47.7742.25 × 7.5 × 0.937 inPEARSW1043
Out of stock

Width varies 7.5″ – 8.25″. Planer skip and large knot on both faces.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$57.0940.5 × 8.5 × 0.937 inPEARSW1042
Out of stock

Nice board.

a
Pear - Swiss
$67.9454.625 × 8.25 × 0.937 inPEARSW1041
Out of stock

Small crack on one end. Small knots both faces. Width varies 8.25″ – 9.5″.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$69.1948.562 × 10.5 × 0.937 inPEARSW1040

Cracks and knos both faces. Width varies 10.5″ – 11.5″.

b
Pear - Swiss
$83.4853.5 × 11.5 × 0.937 inPEARSW1039

Cracks and knos both faces. Width varies 11.5″ – 13.75″.

b
Pear - Swiss
$75.1849.25 × 8.1 × 0.94 inPEARSW1038
Out of stock

Light crack on end.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$57.0746.56 × 8.13 × 0.94 inPEARSW1037
Out of stock

Light cracks on edge.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$70.7747.9 × 9.8 × 1 inPEARSW1036
Out of stock

Light gauge and checks on end.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$66.4949 × 9 × 1 inPEARSW1035
Out of stock

Checks on end.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$83.4359 × 9.38 × 0.9 inPEARSW1034
Out of stock

Tapers to 8 1/4”. Checks on end.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$53.4737.81 × 9.38 × 0.9 inPEARSW1033
Out of stock

Cracking on end.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$94.9659.56 × 11.75 × 0.88 inPEARSW1032
Out of stock

Light cracks on end.

b
Pear - Swiss
$80.5843.63 × 12.25 × 0.88 inPEARSW1031
Out of stock

Light planer skip. Planer gauge.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$59.4747 × 10.5 × 0.8 inPEARSW1029
Out of stock

Max width 11.25″, min 10″. Live edges. One end check. Large knot on one face. Extensive black marking and knot on other face

b
Pear - Swiss
$57.9647.5 × 9 × 0.8 inPEARSW1027
Out of stock

Live edges. Clear board apart from small amount of blue color on one edge

ab
Pear - Swiss
$55.44 $38.8146 × 10 × 0.8 inPEARSW1028
Out of stock

Live edges. Crack at one end. Mulitple knots

b
Pear - Swiss
$63.9050.5 × 10.5 × 0.8 inPEARSW1030
Out of stock

Live edges. One end crack with small area of heartwood. Remainder of board clear.

b
Pear - Swiss
$61.98 $43.3946.75 × 11 × 0.8 inPEARSW1024
Out of stock

Live edges. Heartwood. Knots both faces. One end check.

b
Pear - Swiss
$58.6346.75 × 9.25 × 0.8 inPEARSW1025
Out of stock

Live edges. Small cracks from one edge. Couple small dark marks but otherwise clear

ab
Pear - Swiss
$59.1646.75 × 10.5 × 0.8 inPEARSW1026
Out of stock

Max width 11″, min 10″. Live edges. Crack which is longer on one face than other. Several small knots

b
Pear - Swiss
$49.3552 × 7 × 0.8 inPEARSW1020
Out of stock

Max width 7.5″. Min width 5.5″. Live edges but otherwise clear.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$56.9445 × 10.5 × 0.8 inPEARSW1021
Out of stock

Live edges. One end check. Heartwood on one face with couple of knots. Small knot on other face.

b
Pear - Swiss
$39.7645.5 × 7.25 × 0.8 inPEARSW1022
Out of stock

Live edge. Several knots on one face. Other face clear.

b
Pear - Swiss
$50.17 $35.1246.25 × 9 × 0.8 inPEARSW1023
Out of stock

Live edges. One large knot right through board. Another knot on one face.

b
Pear - Swiss
$49.04 $34.3346.5 × 10 × 0.8 inPEARSW1016

Live edges with crack on one edge. Extensive crack from one end. Knots.

c
Pear - Swiss
$53.00 $37.1046.75 × 10.75 × 0.8 inPEARSW1017

Live edges. Extensive crack. Heartwood. Several knots.

c
Pear - Swiss
$64.79 $45.3545.75 × 11.75 × 0.8 inPEARSW1018

Live edges. Heartwood with many knots and some cracks.

b
Pear - Swiss
$43.2251 × 6.25 × 0.8 inPEARSW1019
Out of stock

Max width 7.5″, min 5.25″. Live edges but otherwise clear.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$65.3247 × 10.25 × 0.8 inPEARSW1013
Out of stock

Max width 11.5″, min 9″.Check at one end. Heartwood on one face.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$43.0251 × 7 × 0.8 inPEARSW1014
Out of stock

Live edges. Prominent heartwood with knots in heart.

b
Pear - Swiss
$48.0948 × 9.5 × 0.8 inPEARSW1015
Out of stock

Live edges. Heartwood more visible one face. Long split to half way along board.

c
Pear - Swiss
$43.9047 × 7.75 × 0.8 inPEARSW1009
Out of stock

Max width 9″, min 7.5″. Live edges. Checking one end. Knots on both faces

b
Pear - Swiss
$65.8347.5 × 11.5 × 0.8 inPEARSW1010
Out of stock

Live edges. Prominent heartwood with several knots on one face and one knot on other face. Check at one end.

b
Pear - Swiss
$70.4747.25 × 11 × 0.8 inPEARSW1011
Out of stock

Live edges. Heartwood prominent on one face with knot which comes through board to small knot on other face.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$63.0546.5 × 11.25 × 0.8 inPEARSW1012
Out of stock

Heartwood with cracking and knots. Live edges.

b
Pear - Swiss
$94.2677.25 × 9 × 0.8 inPEARSW1005
Out of stock

Live edges. 2 short cracks from one edge.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$59.6645 × 11 × 0.8 inPEARSW1006
Out of stock

Live edges. Knots on both faces. Prominent heartwood. One end check

b
Pear - Swiss
$63.30 $44.3147.75 × 11 × 0.8 inPEARSW1007

Live edges. Check one end. Heartwood with several knots

b
Pear - Swiss
$45.2445.5 × 8.25 × 0.8 inPEARSW1008
Out of stock

Live edges. One edge has saw cut into board and few small cracks. Several small knots

b
Pear - Swiss
$37.4246 × 6 × 0.8 inPEARSW1002
Out of stock

Max width 7″, min 5″. Live edges. Clear board

ab
Pear - Swiss
$42.5052.25 × 6 × 0.8 inPEARSW1003
Out of stock

Max width 7.5″, min 4″. Live edges but otherwise clear.

ab
Pear - Swiss
$43.8946.25 × 9 × 0.8 inPEARSW1004
Out of stock

Live edges. Heartwood with cracking. One knot with little crack. 2 defects on one edge

c
Pear - Swiss
$47.7245.25 × 10 × 0.8 inPEARSW1001
Out of stock

Live edges. Extensive crack one end. Several knots with small crack on one face.

c

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