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.
- 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
(12 % moisture content)
|Alder, red (Western)||.41||4.4||7.3||590||5820||9800||1380||Fine|
|Maple, PC (Big Leaf)||.62||7.3||7.8||540||7200||11300||1630||Moad/Course|
|Maple, silver (soft)||.62||7.3||7.8||540||7200||11300||1630||Moad/Course|
|Maple, sugar (hard)||.62||7.3||7.8||1260||11300||1630||Moad/Course|
|Oak, Red (Northern)||.62||7.3||7.8||540||11300||1630||Moad/Course|