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Cherry - 1/2" x 3" x 24"

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Cherry (Prunus serotina) features heartwood in reddish brown to deep red, with brown flecks, and will naturally darken with age. It is stabile, straight-grained, and has a decent strength-to-weight ratio, though it’s not as hard as some other denser domestic hardwoods. Cherry machines...

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Cherry (Prunus serotina) features heartwood in reddish brown to deep red, with brown flecks, and will naturally darken with age. It is stabile, straight-grained, and has a decent strength-to-weight ratio, though it’s not as hard as some other denser domestic hardwoods. Cherry machines well with sharp tools and it is considered one of the best all-around woods for workability. Cherry is commonly used in furniture construction (chairs, chests, tables, and accessories), high-end kitchen cabinetry, architectural paneling (as veneer), turned items and steam-bent projects, such as Shaker boxes.

Features:

  • Softer and easier to work, than maple or oak, yet sufficiently hard for case goods and trim.
  • Smooth texture makes it ideal for carving
  • Best color comes with time, apply a clear finish and watch your work mature to a deep, reddish brown
  • Native to the Eastern North America with a high population found in the Appalachian and Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and New York
Specifications:
  • Thickness: 1/2"
  • Width: 3"
  • Length: 24"
What's Included:
  • (1) Cherry - 1/2" x 3" x 24" - Dimensional Lumber
Notes:
  • Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
  • Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
  • Cut from quality, kiln-dried stock. The grain runs with the longest dimension.
  • Thin Stock is sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Carving and Turning Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Plywood sizes are nominal, the dimensions are +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Larger blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of the listed size.
  • Smaller blocks are sawn to +/- 1/8" of the listed size.
  • Spindle stock, or stock that is 1-1/2" - 2" wide is sawn to +/-1/8" of the listed size.

Articles & Blogs

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Cherry (botanically called “black” cherry, Prunus serotina) has long been ranked second only to walnut by makers of finely crafted furniture. Once you’ve worked it, you’ll understand why: great color, fi ne grain, a wonderful luster, and it even smells good.

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A wonderful wood that’s worth a little extra work.

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In Season 24 of “The American Woodshop,” viewers will see co-hosts Scott and Suzy Phillips blend old and new mediums to create 13 home and garden projects.

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  1. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    5 of 6 were okay

    I was somewhat disappointed. I ordered 6 in this size and 1 of the pieces had an abundance of worm/insect holes...some all the way through the piece. I’m ok with having some insect holes, gives the wood character (although cherry is normally good on its own), but the quantity and dispersion throughout that one board is almost too much to work with. The other 5 were perfectly fine.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    nice piece of wood

    excellent for furniture parts

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