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Cherry Wood

cherry lumber
DESCRIPTION Cherry heartwood varies from rich red to reddish-brown. The sapwood is white.  It has a fine, straight grain with narrow brown pith flecks and small gum pockets. It has a smooth texture.
Weight is about 36lbs per cu. ft.
North America
BOTANICAL NAME Prunus Serotina
OTHER NAMES Black Cherry, Wild Cherry, Cabinet Cherry
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES Medium strength. Good bending characteristics. Low stiffness and medium shock resistance.
WORKING PROPERTIES Works easily with hand and power tools. Moderate blunting effect on cutters. Nails, glues, and stains well. Polishes to an excellent finish.
DURABILITY Moderately durable. Sapwood is susceptible to attack by common furniture beetle. Heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment.
SEASONING Dries rapidly with little degradation if care is taken to avoid moderate shrinkage during seasoning. Medium movement.

Furniture, cabinetmaking, flooring, high-class joinery, boat interiors, tobacco pipes, paneling, and veneer. Excellent turning and carving wood.

Great lumber for use as hardwood flooring.

COMMENTS It is widely held in fine furniture making circles that one does not stain Cherry!

Cherry Lumber -

janka hardness: 950
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Cherry Lumber SPECIALS
common cherry lumber
Above is an example of common cherry with sapwood and some small knot holes
 Specie (Grade) Size Limited Time Offer
Cherry (#1 Common) 4/4 $2.75 /Bd Ft
Cherry (#2 Common) 4/4 $1.25 /Bd Ft


Cherry Lumber Pricing
 Species Size Small Quantities 200+ bd ft 500+ bd ft wholesale units
Cherry 4/4 $5.90 $5.45 Call Us1.877.232.3915
5/4 $6.20 $5.70 Call Us1.877.232.3915
8/4 $7.00 $6.50 Call Us1.877.232.3915

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Additional Photos
cherry wood bed frame
Bed frame built from Cherry Lumber
Above: Solid, curved Cherry Bed built by Rob Pelc.  Mortise and tenons where pegged with black walnut for accents.  Cherry wood has a very contrasting white sapwood which can be seen in the project.  Some craftsman choose to eliminate the sapwood, but it decreases the yield. Instead it was chosen here to use it as part of the design.
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