Black Cherry

Cherry (Black)

Common Name(s)
Black Cherry, Cherry, American Cherry
Scientific Name
Prunus serotina
Tree Distribution
Eastern North America
Tree Size
50-100 ft. tall, 3-5 ft. trunk diameter
Janka Hardness
950 lbf
Heartwood is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a medium reddish brown with time and upon exposure to light. Sapwood is a pale yellowish color.
Grain / Texture
The grain is usually straight and easy to work—with the exception of figured pieces with curly grain patterns. Has a fine, even texture with moderate natural luster.
Pricing / Availability
Since Cherry is a domestic lumber, prices should be moderate, though it should typically cost more than oak or maple, usually close to the price of walnut.

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