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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.
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.
|$59.47||B||47 x 10.5 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1029|| |
Max width 11.25″, min 10″. Live edges. One end check. Large knot on one face. Extensive black marking and knot on other face
|$63.90||B||50.5 x 10.5 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1030|| |
Live edges. One end crack with small area of heartwood. Remainder of board clear.
|$55.44||B||46 x 10 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1028|| |
Live edges. Crack at one end. Mulitple knots
|$57.96||AB||47.5 x 9 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1027|| |
Live edges. Clear board apart from small amount of blue color on one edge
|$59.16||B||46.75 x 10.5 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1026|| |
Max width 11″, min 10″. Live edges. Crack which is longer on one face than other. Several small knots
|$58.63||AB||46.75 x 9.25 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1025|| |
Live edges. Small cracks from one edge. Couple small dark marks but otherwise clear
|$61.98||B||46.75 x 11 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1024|| |
Live edges. Heartwood. Knots both faces. One end check.
|$50.17||B||46.25 x 9 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1023|| |
Live edges. One large knot right through board. Another knot on one face.
|$39.76||B||45.5 x 7.25 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1022|| |
Live edge. Several knots on one face. Other face clear.
|$56.94||B||45 x 10.5 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1021|| |
Live edges. One end check. Heartwood on one face with couple of knots. Small knot on other face.
|$49.35||AB||52 x 7 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1020|| |
Max width 7.5″. Min width 5.5″. Live edges but otherwise clear.
|$43.22||AB||51 x 6.25 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1019|| |
Max width 7.5″, min 5.25″. Live edges but otherwise clear.
|$64.79||B||45.75 x 11.75 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1018|| |
Live edges. Heartwood with many knots and some cracks.
|$53.00||C||46.75 x 10.75 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1017|| |
Live edges. Extensive crack. Heartwood. Several knots.
|$49.04||C||46.5 x 10 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1016|| |
Live edges with crack on one edge. Extensive crack from one end. Knots.
|$48.09||C||48 x 9.5 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1015|| |
Live edges. Heartwood more visible one face. Long split to half way along board.
|$43.02||B||51 x 7 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1014|| |
Live edges. Prominent heartwood with knots in heart.
|$65.32||AB||47 x 10.25 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1013|| |
Max width 11.5″, min 9″.Check at one end. Heartwood on one face.
|$63.05||B||46.5 x 11.25 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1012|| |
Heartwood with cracking and knots. Live edges.
|$70.47||AB||47.25 x 11 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1011|| |
Live edges. Heartwood prominent on one face with knot which comes through board to small knot on other face.
|$65.83||B||47.5 x 11.5 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1010|| |
Live edges. Prominent heartwood with several knots on one face and one knot on other face. Check at one end.
|$43.90||B||47 x 7.75 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1009|| |
Max width 9″, min 7.5″. Live edges. Checking one end. Knots on both faces
|$45.24||B||45.5 x 8.25 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1008|| |
Live edges. One edge has saw cut into board and few small cracks. Several small knots
|$63.30||B||47.75 x 11 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1007|| |
Live edges. Check one end. Heartwood with several knots
|$59.66||B||45 x 11 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1006|| |
Live edges. Knots on both faces. Prominent heartwood. One end check
|$94.26||AB||77.25 x 9 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1005|| |
Live edges. 2 short cracks from one edge.
|$43.89||C||46.25 x 9 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1004|| |
Live edges. Heartwood with cracking. One knot with little crack. 2 defects on one edge
|$42.50||AB||52.25 x 6 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1003|| |
Max width 7.5″, min 4″. Live edges but otherwise clear.
|$37.42||AB||46 x 6 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1002|| |
Max width 7″, min 5″. Live edges. Clear board
|$47.72||C||45.25 x 10 x 0.8 in||PEARSW1001|| |
Live edges. Extensive crack one end. Several knots with small crack on one face.
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