Cherry 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet of Lumber

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Cherry 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet

$193.00 /Pack

1-2 $193.00
3+ $173.70 /Pack (10% off)
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$20.00 East of Mississippi River
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hardwood lumber sizes
Cherry lumber pack comes with an assortment of widths and lengths.
Here's what you can expect:
13/16" Thickness

Also known as 4/4, S2S.
Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) to 13/16" actual thickness. May still require you to flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.

Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

4" to 10" Widths

This is the range of widths that are usually available in this pack.

  • Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range
  • Special hand-selection is avaialble at an additional fee, please contact to inquire
  • Edges are rough sawn
  • Straight edge ripping service is available for a small fee

48" to 96" Lengths

Lengths will vary within this range.

A 20 board foot Project Pack is a great way to buy some lumber because they're simple and we stand behind them with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. A Project Pack includes a total of 20 board feet of our hand-picked lumber, and you'll get a fantastic assortment of widths (typically between 4'' and 10''), and lengths (between 4' and 8'). Purchase a Project Pack when you need enough wood to make a medium sized project like a coffee table or cabinet. As usual, all the lumber is surfaced on two sides (S2S), and kiln dried.
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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 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
lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another
  1. Decide how much board footage you need
  2. Factor in enough to work with! You'll want to arrange grain patterns, sort color, fix mistakes, run test cuts, make finish samples, etc.
  3. Lumber comes in random widths and lengths. If you need special size considerations, please let us know by using the "Minimum Size Request" box in the order form or by confirming your needs by phone or email.
  4. Expect your final amount of footage to change slightly. Buying by the board foot is an exercise in estimation, therefore we don't know the precise amount of footage you'll receive (and be billed for) until we physically select the wood for your order.
  5. We want to get your order right! So we may need to contact you for clarification. Please use a good phone and email during checkout.

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 article if you want the full explanation.

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

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Ratings Snapshot
4.4
out of 5
5 (22)
4 (6)
3 (7)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
97.2%
4.4
out of 5
5 (22)
4 (6)
3 (7)
2 (1)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
97.2%
36 Total Reviews
December 13, 2017
5 out of 5
Master Craftsman
Review by  Robert from ID
Had specific size requirements which were presicely met.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 12, 2017
5 out of 5
Cherry
Review by  hughdidit from San Leandro
You guys are the best! You never skimp on the quality. The boards I get from woodworkers source are always top notch.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
March 14, 2017
4 out of 5
chest
Review by  Anonymous 
very nice wood, some minor dents.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
February 7, 2017
5 out of 5
Cherry 4/4 project pack
Review by  Anonymous 
I have ordered several packs of cherry and have found the wood to meet my needs.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 28, 2016
3 out of 5
Good, but width marginal and fairly knotty
Review by  TimM from Northest PA
The quality was decent, but not outstanding like the superb soft maple project packs. The widest board was barely 6", and the others were around 4" wide. I will say that the 6" board was over seven feet long and perfectly clear for its entire length, a real beauty. But having all of the other boards so narrow was a limitation. Also, several of them were quite knotty, meaning that I could get only short clear pieces from them. On the other hand, the boards were perfectly flat and straight, very well machined, and easy to work with.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
December 17, 2016
3 out of 5
Cherry Project Pack
Review by  Chaz from Missouri
I wish I could say the Cherry I received was as good as the Sapele order. Received 6 boards 73" long between 5.75 and 8" wide. So far so good. But 5 of the 6 boards had damage to the long edges requiring ripping the damage off, one board had a split 1.5" in from the edge. 4 boards had rather mild grain, typical of Cherry but 2 boards had very strong grain patterns making grain match difficult. Managed to use about 90% of the stock as intended, I always overorder to allow for the unexpected. Project came out well, just had to plan my stock cuts carefully.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
36 Total Reviews
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