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Cherry – American

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Species Description: Wood Species

Black Cherry is an important US hardwood, long associated with fine furniture and a favorite of many master craftsmen. When freshly cut, the wood has a tan to light brown color with a pink or red tint. The dark reddish-brown color it exhibits after aging is often imitated through the use of stains on other woods. The sap is pale yellow colored. Grains can be straight or irregular; combined with its moderate density, this makes the wood easily workable. The most desired examples are of the curly-figured variety, which can be bold and quite dramatic.

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Sustainability: This species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Cabinetry, fine furniture, flooring, interior millwork, veneer, musical instruments, turned objects, and small specialty wood items.

Comments: In addition to furniture crafting, Cherry has been used sporadically in guitar building; its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, stability and durability make it ideally suited for guitar neck or body wood. This wood is considered to be one of the most cooperative, user-friendly hardwoods is the world, although it can sometimes be resistant to absorbing a stain. (… but who would want to stain it??) 🙂

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Botanical Name

Prunus serotina

Other Names

American Cherry, Black Cherry, Cherry

Main Color Group

Reddish

Grain Pattern

Even

Workability

Easy

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

35

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

560

Janka Hardness - LBF

950

Janka Hardness - N

4230

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
CHERRY - AMERICAN - PRIME
R674.41247.5 × 17.7 × 2.2 cmCHERRYAMPR1002
Weight 6.3 kg
Dimensions 247.5 × 17.7 × 2.2 cm
Grade

A

Piece Type

Straight Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Lovely board. Knot one end.

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CHERRY - AMERICAN - PRIME
R627.42247 × 16.5 × 2.2 cmCHERRYAMPR1001
Weight 5.6 kg
Dimensions 247 × 16.5 × 2.2 cm
Grade

A

Piece Type

Straight Edged Board

S2S

Yes

Figure

Flatsawn

Lovely board.

a
Cherry - Prime
R4,350.45R5,647.65185 × 14 × 2.6 cmBULKCHERRYAMPR1001

Bulk pack of Prime American Cherry. Pack quantities work in units of volume. 0.1m3 per unit. For a larger volumes, add multiple packs to your cart.

  • Lengths: Various standard lengths available.? Your last plank will be shorter to round off the m3 you selected.
  • Thickness: Various standard thicknesses available.
  • Widths: Random widths, 100mm & up (average 140mm)
prime

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