||Cherry heartwood varies from rich red to reddish-brown. The sapwood is white. It has a fine, straight grain with narrow brown pith flecks and small gum pockets. It has a smooth texture.
Weight is about 36lbs per cu. ft.
| OTHER NAMES
||Black Cherry, Wild Cherry, Cabinet Cherry
||Medium strength. Good bending characteristics. Low stiffness and medium shock resistance.
||Works easily with hand and power tools. Moderate blunting effect on cutters. Nails, glues, and stains well. Polishes to an excellent finish.
||Moderately durable. Sapwood is susceptible to attack by common furniture beetle. Heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment.
||Dries rapidly with little degradation if care is taken to avoid moderate shrinkage during seasoning. Medium movement.
Furniture, cabinetmaking, flooring, high-class joinery, boat interiors, tobacco pipes, paneling, and veneer. Excellent turning and carving wood.
Great lumber for use as hardwood flooring.
||It is widely held in fine furniture making circles that one does not stain Cherry!