Cherry Wood Species

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Wild Black American Cherry is a fine and especially stable close grained cabinet and veneer wood. Its heartwood color ranges from light to medium reddish brown. Its sapwood, which is a light creamy color, is usually selectively eliminated from the veneer and lumber. In some respects it resembles Red Birch, but has a more uniform grain and is further characterized by the presence of small dark gum flecks which, when sound, are not considered as defects but add to its interest. Cherry is available in moderate supply as lumber and architectural paneling and is usually plain sawn or sliced. Exceptionally rich appearance is achieved with transparent finishes which together with its fine machining characteristics justifies its identity with Early American cabinetry and furniture manufacturing thus adding to its prestige as one of our most desirable native woods.

Cherry wood species

"Guide to Wood Species", Copyright (C) 1977, Architectural Woodwork Institute.