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 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
(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|