Cherry Hardwood Sample

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Cherry Hardwood Sample

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48 U.S., standard ground

Cherry Hardwood Sample

Get your hands on a wood you've never tried before! It's simple. Samples are milled on all sides to the standard size of 1/2'' X 3'' X 6'', as determined by The International Wood Collectors Society, and include the shipping cost within the 48 U.S. Each one is labeled with the botanical and common names. Use these to test finishes and stains, to compare color and grain characteristics, etc.

About Cherry (Prunus serotina)

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

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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5 (3)
4 (0)
3 (0)
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1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
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5.0
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5 (3)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product?
100%
3 Total Reviews
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January 25, 2017
5 out of 5
Comfort Crosses
Review by  Tim from Houston
The finished piece I made is beautiful. The grain and feel of the wood is priceless.
Verified Buyer
Recommended
February 1, 2012
5 out of 5
Cherry Hardwood Sample
Review by  JDD from , GA
Great product to assess the wood; arrived in a "ready-to-finish" state. This will do just fine for my project.
Recommended
September 20, 2011
5 out of 5
Luna's Treasures
Review by  Donald S Heller from Dunedin, Florida U.S.A;
I carve jewelry from bone and wanted to add something different to my product when I came across the woodworkers source web site, I ordered three different types of wood and for starters, it shipped with in a few days, and the samples that I received were outstanding, the grain was beautiful and not a blemish to be found. From what I received I would recommend this company to anyone
Recommended
3 Total Reviews
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