Cherry grows all over the Eastern United States. The heartwood color of Cherry varies from dark red to reddish brown, the color will turn darker when exposed to light, while the sapwood is cream white in color. Cherry wood has even, straight, beautiful grains, and a smooth surface. There may appear brown spots and small gum pockets in Cherry pith.
Cherry lumber machines, nails and glues well. Walnut can become particularly smooth and beautiful after sanded, stained and polished. The wood dries quite quickly, has a large shrinkage but has a good dimensional stability after kiln dries.
Cherry wood has an average density, average durability and shock resistance, good tortional strength, and low hardness.
The heartwood of Cherry lumber is resistant to decay, but the sapwood is susceptible to the attack of normal termites and borers. The heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative.
Cherry lumber is used for cabinets, high-grade carving, kitchen cabinets, trims, panelling, fooring, doors, ship interior decoration, instruments, turnery, etc.
Kiln dried Cherry lumber has the moisture content of 8 - 12°C.
Kiln dried Cherry lumber is imported in intact packing with different dimensions:
Grades: 1Com; 2Com; 3Com
Dimensions of kiln dried Cherry lumber:
+ Thickness: 8/4 = 50.8mm
+ Width: from 70mm to 300mm
+ Length: from 4 feet (1.2m) to 16 feet (4.8m)
- Packaging of kiln dried Cherry lumber:
+ Short bundle: 4 → 6 feet
+ Long bundle: 10 → 16feet