Appalachian Species & Grades

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Cherry

Other Common Names: Wild Black Cherry, Mountain Black Cherry and Rum Cherry

Northwest’s Cherry is grown in both the Glacial and Appalachian regions.

A natural beauty, Cherry is sought after by builders of the finest cabinetry and furniture in the world. Cherry is valued for its rich, deep reddish-brown color, frequently imitated with wood stains, and has exceptional character. Its sapwood is light yellow. Cherry’s grain is predominantly straight with a a fine even texture and natural luster.

Cherry is also used for paneling, interior trim, veneers, handles, crafts and toys.

Grades Avilable:

PROPERTIES

  • Machining 5
  • Nailing 4
  • Screwing 4
  • Gluing 4
  • Finishing 5

PROPERTIES OF CHERRY

Cherry is sought after by builders of the finest cabinetry and furniture in the world. It is valued for its rich, deep reddish brown color and exceptional character and extraordinary finishing qualities.

HOW DOES IT COMPARE

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(12 % moisture content)
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Alder, red (Western).414.47.3590582098001380Fine
Ash.604.97.813207410154001770FIne
Birch, Yellow.627.39.512608170166002010FIne
Cherry, Black.454.27.85407200113001630Moad/Course
Hemlock.457.37.812607200113001630Moad/Course
Hickory.624.29.5540113001630Moad/Course
Maple, PC (Big Leaf).627.37.85407200113001630Moad/Course
Maple, silver (soft).627.37.85407200113001630Moad/Course
Maple, sugar (hard).627.37.81260113001630Moad/Course
Oak, Red (Northern).627.37.8540113001630Moad/Course
Oak, White.627.37.812607200113001630Moad/Course
Poplar, yellow.627.37.8540113001630Moad/Course
Walnut, black.657.37.8540113001630Moad/Course
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