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Wood Properties of Cherry

Cherry Alternative Name 1
Black Cherry

Cherry Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Cherry Amount of Natural Luster
Lustrous

Cherry Availability of Wood
Adequate

Cherry Available As Lumber
Yes

Cherry Available as Veneer
Yes

Cherry Available only in small sizes
No

Cherry Bending Strength
High

Cherry Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

Cherry Botanical Name
Prunus serotina

Cherry Carving
Good, easy to carve

Cherry Clear Finish or Varnish
Very Good

Cherry Color of Wood
Red Brown

Cherry Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Cherry Crushing Strength
Moderate

Cherry Decorative Figure
Yes

Cherry Density
Moderate

Cherry Drilling
Very good

Cherry Fill before Finishing
Does not require a filler

Cherry Gluing
Average - Requires control

Cherry Grain
Straight

Cherry Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Faint growth ring

Cherry Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Faint growth ring stripe

Cherry Hand Tooling
Average

Cherry Hardness
Average

Cherry Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Cherry Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Cherry Interlocked Grain
Yes

Cherry Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Cherry Machine Tools
Average

Cherry Mortising
Very good

Cherry Movement after drying
Moderate

Cherry Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Cherry Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

Cherry Natural Durability
Moderately durable

Cherry Number of Knots
Low

Cherry Painting
Good

Cherry Planing
Good

Cherry Polishing
Good

Cherry Pounds per cubic foot maximum
36

Cherry Pounds per cubic foot minimum
36

Cherry Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Cherry Sanding
Insufficient Data Available

Cherry Sawing
Low cutting resistance

Cherry Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Cherry Screwing
Good - Screwing seldom splits wood

Cherry Shaping
Good

Cherry Size of Knots
Intermediate

Cherry Size of Pores
Small Pores - Closed grain

Cherry Specific Gravity
Moderate

Cherry Specific Gravity maximum
.54

Cherry Specific Gravity minimum
.5

Cherry Staining
Very good - Accepts a wide variety of types of stain

Cherry Steam Bending
Good

Cherry Stiffness
Moderate

Cherry Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Cherry Texture of the Wood
Fine

Cherry Toughness
Moderate

Cherry Turning
Good

Cherry Weight
Moderate

Cherry Wood Defects
Ring check, warp

Cherry Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Cherry Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Cherry Use for Carving
YES

Cherry Use for Cooperage
no

Cherry Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Cherry Use for Flooring
no

Cherry Use for Furniture
YES

Cherry Use for Handles
no

Cherry Use for Heavy Construction
no

Cherry Use for Inlay
no

Cherry Use for Interior Finish
YES

Cherry Use for Light Construction
no

Cherry Use for Marine Applications
no

Cherry Use for Marquetry
no

Cherry Use for Millwork
no

Cherry Use for Models and Patterns
YES

Cherry Use for Musical Instruments
YES

Cherry Use for Novelties
YES

Cherry Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Cherry Use for Shingles
no

Cherry Use for Sports Equipment
no

Cherry Use for Turnery
YES

Cherry Use for Woodenware
YES





     
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