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Wood Properties of Persimmon

Persimmon Alternative Name 1
Butter wood

Persimmon Alternative Name 2
Possumwood

Persimmon Amount of Figure
Low

Persimmon Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Persimmon Availability of Wood
Limited

Persimmon Available As Lumber
Yes

Persimmon Available as Veneer
Yes

Persimmon Available only in small sizes
Yes

Persimmon Bending Strength
High

Persimmon Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

Persimmon Botanical Name
Diospyros virginia

Persimmon Carving
Good, easy to carve

Persimmon Clear Finish or Varnish
Good

Persimmon Color of Wood
Yellow or Golden Brown

Persimmon Contrast between growth rings
Ring Porous

Persimmon Crushing Strength
High

Persimmon Decorative Figure
No

Persimmon Density
Very high

Persimmon Drilling
Good

Persimmon Fill before Finishing
Does not require a filler

Persimmon Gluing
Average - Requires control

Persimmon Grain
Straight

Persimmon Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Indistinct growth ring

Persimmon Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Indistinct growth ring stripe

Persimmon Hand Tooling
Somewhat difficult

Persimmon Hardness
Hard, difficult to dent

Persimmon Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Persimmon Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Persimmon Interlocked Grain
Yes

Persimmon Kiln-dried Shrinkage
High

Persimmon Machine Tools
Average

Persimmon Mortising
Good

Persimmon Movement after drying
Moderate

Persimmon Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Persimmon Nailing
Fair - may require pre-drilled pilot hole especially near ends

Persimmon Natural Durability
Moderately durable

Persimmon Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Persimmon Painting
Good

Persimmon Planing
Fair

Persimmon Polishing
Good

Persimmon Pounds per cubic foot maximum
52

Persimmon Pounds per cubic foot minimum
52

Persimmon Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Persimmon Sanding
Insufficient Data Available

Persimmon Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Persimmon Screw Holding
Very Good - Difficult to remove screws

Persimmon Screwing
Fair - May require pre-drilled pilot holes especially near ends

Persimmon Shaping
Insufficient Data Available

Persimmon Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Persimmon Size of Pores
Small Pores - Closed grain

Persimmon Specific Gravity
Very high

Persimmon Specific Gravity maximum
.74

Persimmon Specific Gravity minimum
.74

Persimmon Staining
Good

Persimmon Steam Bending
Satisfactory

Persimmon Stiffness
High

Persimmon Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Persimmon Texture of the Wood
Fine

Persimmon Toughness
High

Persimmon Turning
Good

Persimmon Weight
Very heavy

Persimmon Wood Defects
Check (or split), stain

Persimmon Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Persimmon Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Persimmon Use for Carving
YES

Persimmon Use for Cooperage
no

Persimmon Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Persimmon Use for Flooring
YES

Persimmon Use for Furniture
YES

Persimmon Use for Handles
no

Persimmon Use for Heavy Construction
YES

Persimmon Use for Inlay
no

Persimmon Use for Interior Finish
no

Persimmon Use for Light Construction
YES

Persimmon Use for Marine Applications
YES

Persimmon Use for Marquetry
no

Persimmon Use for Millwork
no

Persimmon Use for Models and Patterns
no

Persimmon Use for Musical Instruments
YES

Persimmon Use for Novelties
no

Persimmon Use for Secondary Furniture Components
YES

Persimmon Use for Shingles
no

Persimmon Use for Sports Equipment
YES

Persimmon Use for Turnery
YES

Persimmon Use for Woodenware
no





     
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