The heartwood of cherry can vary in color from red to a reddish brown. The sapwood is yellow to nearly white. Cherry will darken with exposure to light. The grain is normally straight, and the texture is uniform and fine. Normal markings include brown pith flecks and small gum pockets. Cherry kiln dries quickly and has larger shrinkage than most other species. The wood machines, glues, and nails well and very smooth finishing can be expected.
Availability at Kamps Hardwoods:
Cherry is offered in all NHLA grades, 3Com&Btr, as well as proprietary grades. Color sorts include 90/90+, 90/70+, 90/50+, unselected for color, and sappy. Cherry is offered in 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4, and 12/4 thickness