American Cherry


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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.

Color Range:

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.

Availability

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