DESCRIPTION – Cherry has a light to dark reddish brown heartwood. The sapwood is much lighter in color and most woodworkers consider it a defect. Sometimes it can be found with a curly grain.
PROPERTIES – Cherry is a moderately heavy wood with an average kiln-dried weight of 2.8 lbs. per board foot. The wood is also moderately hard, stiff, strong and it ranks high in resistance to shock. Although it has moderately large shrinkage, Cherry stays in place well after seasoning and is comparatively free from checking and warping. It is easy to work with machine tools and finishes well with both clear and stain finishes. Cherry will darken with exposure to light. The heartwood has moderate resistance to decay.
USES - Nearly all cherry is used for furniture, millwork or veneer. Much of this wood is used for making fine furniture, generally the traditional styles such as Shaker, Chippendale or Queen Anne.
CHERRY SLABS WE NORMALLY STOCK – We saw all our large cherry logs into natural edge slabs, with thicknesses ranging from 1” to 3” and occasionally 4”. Large cherry logs are very hard to find; therefore most of our slabs are under 30” wide; however, occasionally we will have some over 40”. We sometimes find cherry logs with nice crotches and they make interesting table and bar tops. We also usually have in stock matched flitches of cherry for people wanting to make 2 or 3 piece tabletops.
To view available slabs listed in our website inventory. click on a desired thickness listed in the chart to the right. Keep in mind we only have about 1/10th of our inventory listed online, so feel free to reach out to a member of our sales team for more assistance in your search: email@example.com