AMERICAN CHERRY WOOD
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 work-ability. The finished wood has a beautiful salmon pink to red color that with time only improves.
The Cherry tree is shade intolerant and is typically found on the outskirts of most forests. Cherry tends to average 1 to 2 feet in diameter- However we have had and seen Cherry logs up to 4 feet in diameter.
It is generally affordable, beautiful and easy to work. Cherry has a fine grain texture and the potential for beautiful figure.
Characteristics of Cherry
|Origin of Wood Type||USA & Canada|
|Botanical Name||Prunus serotina|
|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′ – rarely up to 16′|
|Avg. Waste Factor||0.3|
|Wood Uses||Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural 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|