Wood species / Trade name:
Pear, Checker tree, service berry
- German: Birnbaum
- French: Poirier
- Chinese: 梨木
Character / Color:
The pear tree has diffuse-porous and fine-grained wood. A generally uniform and plain texture which is subtly grainy and partially flamy lends the wood beauty and a decorative note. The often pith-marked wood occurs in colors from pale to light reddish-brown or has an intense red coloring approaching light violet. Overall, the texture of the wood resembles that of the Elsbeere, which is also known as Swiss pearwood.
Musical instruments, Furniture, Interior woodwork