cherry wood

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.

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Characteristics of Cherry

Origin of Wood Type USA & Canada
Botanical Name Prunus serotina
Specific Gravity 0.5
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
Cherry Lumber Pricing