Cherry is a highly prized furniture wood, well known for its color, subtle grain pattern and unsurpassed finishing qualities. Cherry has a uniform texture and finishes extremely well. Cherry grows across the eastern United States, with the preferred lumber coming primarily from the northern Appalachian region, especially Pennsylvania. Cherry represents less than 5% of the total volume of timber and lumber production in the eastern United States.
|Furniture, cabinets, interior decoration including paneling, woodenware, decorative items.
||Good availability in 4/4 through 8/4 thickness. Limited availability in 10/4 and heavier.
Relative Working Properties
||Resistance to splitting in nailing
||Resistance to splitting in screwing
|Specific gravity (12% m.c.)
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