Cherry // Prunus serotina


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“Cherry has no rivals that are as easy to work, fine textured, strong and regal in color. It’s highly rated in all working properties including wood bending and turning. Cherry’s color ages to a richer, rusty red brown with any clear finish.”
Color Range

Reddish brown with a golden luster. Freshly cut cherry is often very pale, but the wood oxidizes to its famously favorable rich brown red in time.

other names for Cherry
Other Names

Black cherry, Capulin, Cherry, Chisos wild cherry, Choke cherry, Edwards Plateau cherry, Escarpment cherry, Gila choke cherry, Mountain black cherry, New England mahogany, Plum, Rum cherry, Southwestern chokecherry, Whiskey cherry, Wild black cherry

uses for Cherry
Some Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, joinery, intarsia, veneer, interior millwork, small accessories

the Cherry tree
What’s the Tree Like?

Reaches heights of up to 100 feet, about 80 feet average, with a tall trunk of about 24″ in diameter.
Cherry grows in North America
map of where Cherry grows



lbs /Bd. Ft.

-16.20% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)



Janka Rating 

-48.84% softer than red oak (1290 psi)



Specific Gravit

-15.62% less dense than red oak (.64)
General Workability
Good 3/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Cherry Hardwood Sample (1/2"x3"x6"), Cherry 4/4 Lumber, Cherry 1/2" Lumber, Cherry 1/2" Thin Lumber Pack: 6 Boards, Choose Your Size


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