About 4 years ago I ordered around 200 LBF of the cherry and was very happy with what I got (so happy I'm back shopping for more lumber). Anyways, I over estimated assuming a slightly higher scrap factor since I did not hand pick the lumber, but it was not needed as they did an excellent job of selecting for me. Out of the 200 board foot, I had one board with significant checking and that was it. And in counting the LBF they didn't count the checked part of the board. Anyways great company, and if you have pricey local suppliers, they are an outstanding option!
Familiarity: I've used it in several projects