Cherry (American Black) » Prunus serotina

Why Cherry (American Black)?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

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 North America
map of where this wood grows
Weight

3

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-16.20% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

660

Janka Rating
-48.84% softer than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.54

Specific Gravity
-15.62% less dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Cherry (American Black):

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Video Tutorial

Learn about woodworking with Cherry (American Black)

Cherry Hardwood Sample

Cherry Hardwood Sample

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Cherry 4/4 Lumber

Cherry 4/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Cherry 6/4 Lumber

Cherry 6/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Cherry 8/4 Lumber

Cherry 8/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Cherry 12/4 Lumber

Cherry 12/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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Cherry 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

Cherry 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber

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Cherry 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

Cherry 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Cherry 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet

Cherry 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet of Lumber

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Cherry Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8" x 32"

Cherry Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8" x 32"

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Cherry Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

Cherry Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll

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Cherry Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

Cherry Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

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Cherry Edge Tape:  13/16" x 250' Roll

Cherry Edge Tape: 13/16" x 250' Roll

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Cherry Wood Edge Tape:  2" x 250' Roll

Cherry Wood Edge Tape: 2" x 250' Roll

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Cherry Wood Edge Tape:  7/8" x 25' Roll

Cherry Wood Edge Tape: 7/8" x 25' Roll

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Cherry Wood Edge Tape:  2" x 25' Roll

Cherry Wood Edge Tape: 2" x 25' Roll

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Cherry Furniture Squares: 2" x 2" x 30'', Large

Cherry Furniture Squares: 2" x 2" x 30'', Large

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Cherry Furniture Squares 4 pc Pack: 2" x 2" x 30'', Large

Cherry Furniture Squares 4 pc Pack: 2" x 2" x 30'', Large

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Cherry Dowel Rod 1''

Cherry Dowel Rod 1''

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Cherry Dowel Rod 1/2''

Cherry Dowel Rod 1/2''

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Cherry Dowel Rod 1/4''

Cherry Dowel Rod 1/4''

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Cherry Dowel Rod 3/4''

Cherry Dowel Rod 3/4''

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Cherry Dowel Rod 3/8''

Cherry Dowel Rod 3/8''

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Cherry Dowel Rod 1-1/4''

Cherry Dowel Rod 1-1/4''

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4 pack of Curly Cherry Turning Squares, Unique Item # 3415

4 pack of Curly Cherry Turning Squares, Unique Item # 3415

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