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 Eastern USA, Eastern Canada.
map of where this wood grows
Weight

3.00

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

660

Janka Rating (?)
-48.84% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
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
2
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Free Shipping (48 U.S.)

  • Width: Ripped to 3''

$8.00 /ea.

Cherry 4/4 Lumber
Cherry 4/4 Lumber
30
Ratings Snapshot
4.567
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 5''-10'' variety of widths are in stock, edges are rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available above.

$6.99 /Bd. Ft.

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Cherry 6/4 Lumber
Cherry 6/4 Lumber
9
Ratings Snapshot
4.889
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-8'' variety of widths are in stock, edges are rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available above.

$7.99 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Cherry 8/4 Lumber
Cherry 8/4 Lumber
8
Ratings Snapshot
4.75
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 4''-8'' variety of widths are in stock, edges are rough. Straight line ripping on one edge is available above.

$8.99 /Bd. Ft.

+ Volume Discounts
Cherry 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Cherry 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
8
Ratings Snapshot
4.375
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 3''-8'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
  • Quantity: A total of 10 board feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 5 to 8 boards depending on the size

$107.00 /Pack

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Cherry 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Cherry 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber
26
Ratings Snapshot
4.423
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 4''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see above).
  • Quantity: Project Packs contain 20 board feet (or slightly more), which tends to be approximately 4 to 7 boards depending on the size

$187.00 /Pack

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Cherry 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet
Cherry 4/4 PRO Pack: 100 Board Feet of Lumber
7
Ratings Snapshot
4.714
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 5''-10'' variety with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well (see below).
  • Quantity: 100 board feet, and ships in approximately 5 packages by UPS.

$709.00 /Pack

Cherry Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8'' x 32''
Cherry Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8'' x 32''
(Not Yet Rated)
  • Width: 8'' trimmed clean on the edges
  • Quantity: 4 sheets per pack

$15.99 /Pack

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Cherry Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
5
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 16 square feet

$30.20 /ea.

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Cherry Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
3
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
  • Quantity: One sheet has 32 square feet

$60.50 /ea.

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Cherry Edge Tape:  13/16'' x 250' Roll
Cherry Edge Tape: 13/16'' x 250' Roll
(Not Yet Rated)
  • Width: 13/16'' (for covering edges 3/4 or smaller)
  • Quantity: 1 roll has 250'

$42.00 /Roll

Cherry Wood Edge Tape:  2'' x 250' Roll
Cherry Wood Edge Tape: 2'' x 250' Roll
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  • Width: 2'' (for covering edges 1-3/4 or smaller)
  • Quantity: 1 roll has 250'

$105.00 /Roll

Cherry Wood Edge Tape:  7/8'' x 25' Roll
Cherry Wood Edge Tape: 7/8'' x 25' Roll
1
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 7/8'' (for covering edges 3/4 or smaller)
  • Quantity: 1 roll has 25'

$9.99 /Roll

Cherry Wood Edge Tape:  2'' x 25' Roll
Cherry Wood Edge Tape: 2'' x 25' Roll
1
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 2'' (for covering edges 1-3/4 or smaller)
  • Quantity: 1 roll has 25'

$22.99 /Roll

Cherry Furniture Squares: 2" x 2" x 30''
Cherry Furniture Squares: 2" x 2" x 30''
4
Ratings Snapshot
4.5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.
  • Width: 1-15/16'' actual thickness, and may still show saw marks

$20.00 /ea.

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Cherry Furniture Squares 4 pc Pack: 2" x 2" x 30''
Cherry Furniture Squares 4 pc Pack: 2" x 2" x 30''
11
Ratings Snapshot
4.818
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

Free Shipping (48 U.S.)

  • Width: 1-15/16'' actual thickness, and may still show saw marks
  • Quantity: 4 squares included

$95.00 /Pack

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Cherry Dowel Rod 1''
Cherry Dowel Rod 1''
1
Ratings Snapshot
5
out of 5
Would recommend this product.

$13.82 /ea.

Cherry Dowel Rod 1/2''
Cherry Dowel Rod 1/2''
(Not Yet Rated)

$5.71 /ea.

Cherry Dowel Rod 1/4''
Cherry Dowel Rod 1/4''
(Not Yet Rated)

$4.19 /ea.

Cherry Dowel Rod 3/4''
Cherry Dowel Rod 3/4''
(Not Yet Rated)

$9.92 /ea.

Cherry Dowel Rod 3/8''
Cherry Dowel Rod 3/8''
(Not Yet Rated)

$5.05 /ea.

Cherry Dowel Rod 1-1/4''
Cherry Dowel Rod 1-1/4''
(Not Yet Rated)
  • Width: 1-1/4'' diameter

$22.97 /ea.

Cherry Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'
Cherry Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'
(Not Yet Rated)
  • Width: 5.5" actual measured width. Nominally known as 1x6.

$28.00 /ea.

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Cherry 4/4 Craft Pack, Rift Sawn: 10 Board Feet
Cherry 4/4 Craft Pack, Rift Sawn: 10 Board Feet of Lumber
(Not Yet Rated)

Flat Rate U.S. Shipping!

  • Width: 3''- 6'', with rough edges. Straight line ripping on one edge is available as well, see above.
  • Quantity: A total of 10 board feet (or slightly more) are included, approximately 5 to 8 boards depending on the size
Special Promo!

$145.00
$115.00 /Pack

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