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Origin of Wood Type:
Botanical Name:
Pyrus communis
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
3.67 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Pink- Tan
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width:
3" to 12", can be found up to 22" inches wide
Typical Avg. Length:
5' to 14' feet
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
50% & up

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architecural Millwork, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Instrument Parts, Veneer and other uses!
lumber Grades (?):

Flitch, Figured (Heavy), Figured (Medium), Veneer

Other Trade Names:

Swiss Pear, European Pear, Wild Pear, Choke Pear


European pear wood also known as Swiss Pear, allisee, ellesbeer etc is one of the finest continental hardwoods. The finest quality pear veneer comes from the sorbus tree, one of the only trees to have three heart color rings. Swiss pear wood is a lumber that gets richer as it oxidizes. It is used for flutes and has also been used by luthiers for violin construction. The wood is usually steamed to even out the color to a uniform fawn or pink.
*Used for fine veneers
*Produced from the fruit pear and sorbus trees
*Used for musical instruments
*Fine texture

Note: All pictures of boards that appear wet, have been wiped with denature alcohol to help show natural color. We use denature alcohol because it evaporates and does not effect the moisture content of the wood. Also, please keep in mind that the pictures below are only examples of the wood and not actual products available for sale.

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