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cherry
Origin of Wood Type:
USA & Canada
Botanical Name:
Prunus Serotina
Specific Gravity:
.50
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
4.00 lb/bf
Color Range:
Pink - Red - White (Sap)
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width:
4" to 15"- rarely up to 60"
Typical Avg. Length:
8' to 12' feet - rarely up to 16'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
30%

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architecural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument making, !
lumber Grades (?):

Common 1 & 2, Select and Better, FAS, Flitch, Figured (curly), Veneer, Guitar Sets, Premium,

Other Trade Names:

Sweet Cherry, Pennsylvania Cherry, Wild Cherry, Curly Cherry

Description:

Pennsylvania Cherry is considered to be one of the finest North American hardwoods. Cherry wood has been traditionally used in fine furniture since the first american settlers. The wood is prized for both beauty and workability. The finished Cherry wood is a beautiful salmon pink to reddish color that with time only improves in color. Along with a fine grain texture and the possibility of beautiful figure this species is one of the most used North American hardwoods for any purpose needing beautiful wood.

Our Cherry comes from the Pennsylvania region which is considered to be the finest Cherry of the world. Pennsylvania Cherry lumber is desired because it tends to have the richest color. The Cherry tree is shade intolerant and is typically found on the outskirts of most forests but is also abundant in the state of Pennsylvania. The Cherry tree tends to average 1 to 2 feet in diameter. It is rarely found over 2 feet because the tree tends not to overcome health issues real well. However, we rarely have had and seen Cherry logs up to 4' feet in diameter.

If you are looking to use a world class exotic wood then Cherry wood is always a nice option. It is generally affordable, beautiful and easy to work with.

Note: All pictures of boards that appear wet, have been wiped with denature alcohol to help show natural color. We use denature alcohol because it evaporates and does not effect the moisture content of the wood. Also, please keep in mind that the pictures below are only examples of the wood and not actual products available for sale.

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