Cherry 6/4 Lumber Random Widths, Random Lengths

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4.8
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5 (26)
4 (3)
3 (1)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
96.7%
Cherry 6/4 Lumber

$7.49 /Board Feet

1-99 $7.49 /Bd. Ft.
100+ $5.62 /Bd. Ft. (25% off)
Tip: mix or match for your best price! Details
  1. Enter your finished dimensions
  2. Tap "Add to List"
  3. Repeat for as many sizes as you need
  4. Add to cart when you're ready
Recommended Board Feet:
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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Cherry lumber comes in random sizes, but within certain ranges. Here's what you can expect.

4" to 8" Widths

Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. You can request specific widths or add a straight edge rip in the order form.

6' to 12' Lengths

This is the range of lengths that we might have in stock. We always try to ship the longest possible lengths, but to make it easier on you and us, request length ranges in the order form.

Length Shipping Restrictions
84" (7') long max
We always try to ship the longest lengths possible, depending on the quantity you order and what we have available at that time. But 7' is the longest length we can reasonably ship by UPS & FedEx
8' to 12' long is possible
8' and longer can be shipped truck freight, but this method is usually economical only for shipments that are at least 350 lbs (approx 100 board feet); Please contact us if you have questions.

1-5/16" Thickness

Also known as 6/4, S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 1-1/4" thickness after you flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project..
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

How Lumber Ordering Works

1

Decide how much you need in Board Feet. Best way to get help with this is to use our Project Planner worksheet

2

Consider how much extra you want for arranging grain or color, fixing mistakes, testing cut set ups or finishes.

3

Choose your size requirements, if you have any, in the order form.

Woodworkers go to bed at night thinking about cherry. What else is like it? Virtually nothing. That beautiful red color, fine grain, and phenomenal performance with hand tools and power tools all make cherry a memorable and favorite wood.

About Cherry (Prunus serotina)

View All Cherry Products
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)

General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak

map of where Cherry tree grows
Cherry is a domestic wood from North America

Cherry has no rivals that are as easy to work, fine textured, strong and regal in color. It's highly rated in all working properties including wood bending and turning. Cherry's color ages to a richer, rusty red brown with any clear finish.

color of Cherry
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.
the Cherry 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.
other names for Cherry
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
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, joinery, intarsia, veneer, interior millwork, small accessories

Lumber 101: What to Know About Hardwood Lumber

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Pick a wood you like
  2. Decide how much you need
  3. Give us your specs (if you have any)

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained

Customer Ratings & Reviews

30
Ratings Snapshot
4.8
out of 5
5 (26)
4 (3)
3 (1)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
96.7%
4.8
out of 5
5 (26)
4 (3)
3 (1)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
96.7%
30 Total Reviews
June 29, 2020
5 out of 5
Black walnut - premium
Review by  JQ from PA
Very pleased w all the lumber (premium walnut, premium cherry and reg cherry) that I have rec'd, including 6/4, 4/4 pieces. Quality wood selected and arrived in great shape.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 30, 2020
5 out of 5
Preferred Source
Review by  Joe from Florida
Product came well packed for transportation. Woodworkers Source does not skimp and they were able to read my mind and provided exactly what I needed in high quality hardwood. Will order again.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
April 17, 2020
5 out of 5
Cherry 6/4 Order
Review by  Doug from Puget Sound
I have never ordered wood online before so I was a bit skeptical how this would go. I was incredibly pleased with the selection! Somebody had my eye and picked exactly the right piece of Cherry for my project. I'm incredibly impressed and will be ordering again.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 20, 2020
5 out of 5
Exactly what I was looking for.
Review by  Jacob from Austin
Really good product with very helpful service. Been very pleasant doing business
Verified Buyer
Recommended
January 22, 2020
5 out of 5
Nice wood
Review by  DP from Tennessee
Quite nice. A little too much sapwood, but I was able to thickness most of it off and still get all the pieces I needed without the white striping.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
November 22, 2019
5 out of 5
Like it!!!
Review by  Wolfgang from Texas
Very clean cut, nice wood.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
30 Total Reviews
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What's 4/4, 8/4, 12/4, etc.?
Understanding hardwood lumber starts right here with these wacky fractions.
Lumber Grades Explained
If you're expecting perfect clear lumber 100% of the time, you're in for a surprise. Here's a summary of the hardwood lumber grades and what to expect from them.
3 Steps To Figure Out How Much Lumber You Need
Board feet isn't your everyday kind of math, but these three simple steps make it easy to figure out your project.
Project Planner Worksheet
Here's a handy (and free) Excel worksheet that helps you estimate the lumber needs for your project.
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