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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

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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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