Cherry: Quarter/Rift Sawn Lumber
Quartersawn cherry is known, like all quartersawn stock, to be stable and offer good straight grain. Quartersawn cherry shows a minor fleck but is mostly desired for its straight grain; it is also desirable when extra stability is needed in a woodworking project.
Quartersawn cherry is often mixed with plain sawn cherry projects like using the quartersawn stock for stiles and rails in a door and using the plain sawn cherry for the raised panels.
|Origin of Wood Type||The U.S., but primarily the Pennsylvania area|
|Botanical Name||Prunus Serotina|
|Avg. Weight Per BF||3.5 lbs|
|Color Range||Light salmon pink to dark red|
|Rarity / Availability||Common|
|Typical Avg. Width||5 – 15 inches|
|Typical Avg. Length||6 – 12 feet, but slabs range up to 16 foot|
|Avg. Waste Factor||25%|
|Wood Uses||Woodworking, Cabinetry, Flooring, and Musical Instruments|
|Lumber Grades||FAS through 2 common and rustic|
|Other Trade Names||American Cherry, American Black Cherry|