Cherry wood is harvested from the popularly grown fruit tree, cherry. Derived from the broad-leaved trees that shed their foliage periodically, cherry wood is grouped in the hardwood category.
Due to many qualities the wood possesses, cherry is used for making several types of wood products and has been the choice of builders and skilled wood worker for hundreds of years. Cherry wood is commonly used for flooring, paneling, high-end furniture, interior mill work, kitchen cabinets, drawer-chests, and sleighs. Furniture made with cherry is very attractive with gum streaks and other markings. Cherry wood is also used in many musical instruments and sound studios because it is a good conductor of sound.
The color of cherry heartwood is pinkish to reddish-brown, while the surrounding sapwood is cream or yellow in color. Immediately after harvesting cherry trees, the wood takes on a lighter shade. With time, it darkens to deep reddish-brown, giving a more distinguished appearance. In terms of hardness, cherry wood is moderately hard, strong and medium weight. The fine grains along with smooth texture are perfect for wood work because it easily handles most types of wood finishing. Some of the best finishes for cherry wood are natural and light alternatives. As it relates to maple, oak and other hardwoods, cherry wood is more pliable and flexible. At the same time, this elegant wood is strong and has also been found to be highly resistant to insects and mold. These qualities make it an excellent choice for flooring and home furniture. In addition, cherry is perfect for delicate woodwork because it is less stiff than other hardwoods.
At Sterritt Lumber, our dimensional cherry (as well as our cherry plywood) is an FSC grade. This indicates that our materials have passed the strict guidelines for environmental wellness established by the Forest Stewardship Council. It is available as a random length product in the following dimensions:
1″ x 6″
1″ x 8″
1″ x 12″
By using this elegant wood, you can add value, detail, and a high level of attractiveness to your many projects!