Cherry // Prunus serotina

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.
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Cherry grows in North America
map of where Cherry grows
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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.
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
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.
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


Cherry Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6")
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Cherry 4/4 Lumber On Sale
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Cherry 1/2" Thin Lumber On Sale
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Cherry Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 3' On Sale
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Cherry Veneer Pack 7 sq. ft.: 4 pcs, 8" x 32"
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Cherry Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 2' x 8' Roll
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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
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Cherry Wood Edge Tape:  2" x 25' Roll
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Cherry Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12" On Sale
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Cherry Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30" On Sale
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Cherry Dowel Rod 1''
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Cherry Dowel Rod 1/2''
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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''
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Cherry Dowel Rod 1-1/4''
Cherry Dowel Rod 1-1/4''
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