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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.
Black Cherry, Wild Cherry, Cabinet Cherry
Medium strength. Good bending characteristics. Low stiffness and medium shock resistance.
Works easily with hand and power tools. Moderate blunting effect on cutters. Nails, glues, and stains well. Polishes to an excellent finish.
Moderately durable. Sapwood is susceptible to attack by common furniture beetle. Heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment.
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.
Shipped from NY: $15.00 Shipped from FL: $15.00 The price difference is caused by shipping costs and local availability.
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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.