About American Cherry
Cherry (American Black) Characteristics
Cherry is known as being one of the best all-around woods for workability. It is stable, straight-grained, and machines well. The only difficulties typically arise if the wood is being stained, as it can sometimes give blotchy results due to its fine, closed pores.
Heartwood is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a deeper golden brown with time and upon exposure to light. Sapwood is a pale yellowish color.
Some Typical Uses:
Cabinetry, fine furniture, flooring, interior millwork, veneer, turned objects, and small specialty wood items.
What's the Tree Like?
Reaches heights of up to 100 feet, about 80 feet average, with a tall trunk of about 24-36" in diameter. Primarily grows in eastern North America.
Cherry is available in the following thickness:
- 4/4 (13/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side
- 6/4 (1-5/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side
- 8/4 (1-13/16") flat sawn S2S and edged one side
- 3/4" Cherry plywood, available by special order