Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterExtremely 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 RangeReddish 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 NamesBlack 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
Some Typical UsesFurniture, cabinets, joinery, intarsia, veneer, interior millwork, small accessories
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 North America
3lbs /Bd. Ft.
660Janka Rating (?)
0.54Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Cherry (American Black):
Ease of Finishing