Grade Tab:- FAS, FAS/FAS IF, No.1 Common, No.2 Common. Cherry is a species which can require sorting for colour such as 90/50 = 90% 1 face + 2 edges sap free, 50% reverse face sap free.
Furniture and cabinet making, high class joinery, kitchen cabinets, mouldings,panelling, flooring, doors, boat interiors, musical instruments, turning and carving
Hard with a fine straight close grain, Heartwood varies from reddish brown to rich red, SAP wood white to pinkish
Relatively quick drying with some tendency to warp
8 – 10% (+/-2%)
Easy to machine, nails and glues well and when sanded, stained or polished produces excellent smooth finish. Dries quickly with moderately large shrinkage but is dimensionally stable after kilning