Cherry Wood & Cherry Lumber

Cherry Wood or Cherry Lumber is considered a Domestic wood and is sometimes referred to as Cabinet Cherry, Black Cherry or Wild Cherry. The heartwood of Cherry can vary from a rich red to a reddish-brown but the sapwood is white. It has a straight fine grain with pockets of narrow brown pith flecks and small gum pockets and has a smooth texture. Cherry, glues, nails and stains well and can be polished to an excellent finish. Cherry is often used for furniture making, cabinetmaking, high-class joinery, flooring, paneling, and veneer, boat interiors and is an excellent turning and carving wood. Cherry has a Janka hardness rating of: 950