Cherry » Prunus serotina

Why Cherry?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood

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.
Cherry grows in North America

map of where Cherry grows
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)

Woodworking with Cherry:

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

Cherry Hardwood Sample

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Cherry 4/4 Lumber

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Cherry 6/4 Lumber

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Cherry 8/4 Lumber

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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 Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

Cherry Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 18"

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Cherry Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30''

Cherry Furniture Squares: 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 30''

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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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Cherry Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'

Cherry Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 6'

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Cherry Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"

Cherry Turning Squares 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 12"


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Cherry Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 3'

Cherry Dimensioned Hobby Boards 3/4" x 5.5" x 3'


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