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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' - rarely up to 16'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
30%

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

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 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.

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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