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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.

PROPERTIES

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

PROPERTIES OF Cherry

Cherry is known as being one of the best all-around woods for workability. It is stable, strong, straight-grained and machines well.

HOW DOES IT COMPARE

Lumber
(12 % moisture content)
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(Density)
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Movement
T
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Hardness
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Bending
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(ps)
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(kps)
Grain
Alder, red (Western).414.47.35905,8209,8001,380Fine
Ash.604.97.81,3207,41015,4001,770FIne
Birch, Yellow.627.39.51,2608,17016,6002,010FIne
Cherry, Black.503.77.19507,11012,3001,490Mod/Course
Hemlock.454.27.85407,20011,3001,630Fine
Hickory.664.98.91,8207,85013,7001,730Mod/Course
Maple, hard.634.89.91,4507,83015,8001,830Fine
Maple, PC .483.77.18505,95010,7001,450Fine
Maple, soft.473.07.27005,2208,9001,140Fine
Oak, red.634.08.61,2906,76014,3001,820Course
Oak, white.684.48.81,3607,44015,2001,780Mod/Course
Poplar, yellow.424.68.24505,2909,2001,500Fine
Walnut, black.555.57.81,0107,58014,6001,680Medium
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