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Cherry (American Black) (Botanical: Prunus serotina)

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Here's what customers say about Cherry (American Black)
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Cherry (American Black) By The Numbers:

3.00
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
-16.20% lighter than red oak
660
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
-48.84% softer than red oak
0.54
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
-15.62% less dense than red oak

Cherry (American Black) Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




Video Tutorial on Cherry (American Black)

woodworking characteristics

Cherry (American Black) Wood Characteristics

Extremely popular with cabinetmakers. Cherry is easy to work, fine textured, strong and fairly durable. Highly rated in all working properties including wood bending and turning. Becomes darker and richer with age.
color of Cherry (American Black)

Color Range

Reddish brown with a golden luster. Freshly cut cherry is often very pale, but the wood oxidizes to its famously favorable rich brown red in time.
other names for Cherry (American Black)

Other Names

Black cherry, Capulin, Cherry, Chisos wild cherry, Choke cherry, Edwards Plateau cherry, Escarpment cherry, Gila choke cherry, Mountain black cherry, New England mahogany, Plum, Rum cherry, Southwestern chokecherry, Whiskey cherry, Wild black cherry
uses for Cherry (American Black)

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, joinery, intarsia, veneer, interior millwork, small accessories
the Cherry (American Black) tree

What's the Tree Like?

Reaches heights of up to 100 feet, about 80 feet average, with a tall trunk of about 24'' in diameter. The Cherry (American Black) tree grows in Eastern USA, Eastern Canada.
map of where this wood grows

Cherry (American Black) Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$8.00 /ea.
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Buy Cherry Hardwood Sample

Cherry Hardwood Sample
  • 1/2'' actual thickness, planed and sande ...
  • Ripped to 3'' ...
  • Samples are milled on all sides, cut squ ...
$6.99 /Board Feet
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Buy Cherry 4/4 Lumber

Cherry 4/4 Lumber
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 5''-10'' variety of widths are in stock, ...
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$7.49 /Board Feet
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Buy Cherry 6/4 Lumber

Cherry 6/4 Lumber
  • 1-5/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two side ...
  • 4''-8'' variety of widths are in stock, ...
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$8.99 /Board Feet
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Buy Cherry 8/4 Lumber

Cherry 8/4 Lumber
  • 1-13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sid ...
  • 4''-8'' variety of widths are in stock, ...
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$14.99 /Board Feet
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Buy Cherry 12/4 Lumber

Cherry 12/4 Lumber
  • 2-13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sid ...
  • 4''-8'' with the edges still rough. Str ...
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$104.00 /Pack
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Buy Cherry 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Cherry 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
  • A total of 10 board feet (or slightly mo ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight lin ...
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$189.00 /Pack
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Buy Cherry 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Cherry 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
  • Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
  • 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Stra ...
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$699.00 /Pack
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Buy Cherry 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet

Cherry 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
  • 100 board feet, and ships in approximate ...
  • 13/16'' thick, surfaced smooth two sides ...
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$15.99 /ea.
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Buy Cherry Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8'' x 32''

Cherry Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8'' x 32''
  • 4 sheets per pack ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''; unbacked veneer is real s ...
  • 8'' trimmed clean on the edges ...
  • This raw veneer is clear, un-backed, and ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 5+ ...
$30.20 /ea.
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Buy Cherry Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Cherry Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
  • One sheet has 16 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual s ...
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$60.50 /ea.
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Buy Cherry Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Cherry Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
  • One sheet has 32 square feet ...
  • Aprox. 1/42''. The paper backing allows ...
  • 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual ...
  • Architectural grade paper back veneer is ...
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$42.00 /Roll
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Buy Cherry Edge Tape:  13/16'' x 250' Roll

Cherry Edge Tape: 13/16'' x 250' Roll
  • 1 roll has 250' ...
  • Nominal - wood edge banding uses veneer- ...
  • 13/16'' (for covering edges 3/4 or small ...
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$105.00 /Roll
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Buy Cherry Wood Edge Tape:  2'' x 250' Roll

Cherry Wood Edge Tape: 2'' x 250' Roll
  • 1 roll has 250' ...
  • Nominal - wood edge banding uses veneer- ...
  • 2'' (for covering edges 1-3/4 or smaller ...
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$9.99 /Roll
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Buy Cherry Wood Edge Tape:  7/8'' x 25' Roll

Cherry Wood Edge Tape: 7/8'' x 25' Roll
  • 1 roll has 25' ...
  • Nominal - wood edge banding uses veneer- ...
  • 7/8'' (for covering edges 3/4 or smaller ...
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$22.99 /Roll
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Buy Cherry Wood Edge Tape:  2'' x 25' Roll

Cherry Wood Edge Tape: 2'' x 25' Roll
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  • Nominal - wood edge banding uses veneer- ...
  • 2'' (for covering edges 1-3/4 or smaller ...
  • Iron on ...
$20.00 /ea.
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Buy Cherry Furniture Squares: 2'' x 2'' x 30''

Cherry Furniture Squares: 2'' x 2'' x 30''
  • 2'' (cut square) ...
  • 2'' ...
  • Kiln dried, clear ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off 5+ ...
$95.00 /Pack
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Buy Cherry Furniture Squares 4 pc Pack: 2'' x 2'' x 30''

Cherry Furniture Squares 4 pc Pack: 2'' x 2'' x 30''
  • 4 squares included ...
  • 2'' (cut square) ...
  • 2'' ...
  • Kiln dried, clear ...
$13.82 /ea.
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Buy Cherry Dowel Rod 1''

Cherry Dowel Rod 1''
  • 1'' diameter ...
$5.71 /ea.
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Buy Cherry Dowel Rod 1/2''

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  • 1/2'' diameter ...
$4.19 /ea.
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Buy Cherry Dowel Rod 1/4''

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  • 1/4'' diameter ...
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Cherry Dowel Rod 3/4''
  • 3/4'' diameter ...
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Cherry Dowel Rod 3/8''
  • 3/8'' diameter ...
$22.97 /ea.
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Cherry Dowel Rod 1-1/4''
  • 1-1/4'' diameter ...
  • 1-1/4'' diameter ...
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