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Our Cherry is valued for its rich, deep reddish Brown color and exceptional character. Its interesting grain and smooth texture give it extraordinary finishing qualities.

Other Common Names: 
Black Cherry, American Cherry, Prunus serotina

Sourcing Region: Eastern North America

Color, Pattern, Texture: Cherry can be among a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, a darkening to a medium reddish brown with time and upon exposure to light; sapwood is a pale yellowish color. 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.

Common Uses and Applications: Cabinetry, fine furniture, flooring, interior millwork, veneer, turned objects, and small specialty wood items

Working Properties: Cherry is known as being one of the best for workability; is stable, straight-grained, and machines well. The only difficulties typically arise if the wood is being stained, as it can sometimes give blotchy results. Sapwood is common, and may contribute to a high wastage factor.

How to care for it: We offer a wide selection of products to care for your projects, visit our ‘Decking’ section.

Cherry FAS or Select & Better

Product Specifications: Cherry FAS grade derives from an original grade "First And Seconds", will provide the user with long, clear cuttings. The FAS grade includes a range of boards that yield from 831⁄3% (10⁄12ths) to 100% clear-wood cuttings over the entire surface of the board.

We grade after drying and surfacing, and against all natural drying or surfacing defects (pin knot no defect).

Applications: High quality furniture, interior joinery and solid wood moldings
Grades: FAS, Select & Better
Length and Width: Minimum board size is 6" and wider and 8' and longer. The clear cuttings must be a minimum size of 3" wide by 7' long or 4" wide by 5' long. The number of these cuttings permitted depends on the size of the board with most boards permitting one to two. The minimum width and length will vary, depending on species and whether the board is green or kiln dried. Both faces of the board must meet the minimum requirement for FAS.

Cherry #1 Com

Cherry #1 Com grade is often referred to as the Cabinet grade in the USA because of its adaptability to the standard sizes of kitchen cabinet doors used throughout the United States. Cherry #1 Com is widely used in the manufacture of furniture parts for this same reason and will yield clear face cuttings from 662⁄3% (8⁄12ths) up to, but not including, the minimum requirement for FAS (831⁄3%). 

We grade after drying and surfacing, and against all natural drying or surfacing defects (pin knot no defect).

Applications: Furniture, cabinetry, and more
Grades: #1 Com
Length and Width: It includes boards that are a minimum of 3" wide and 4' long. The smallest clear cuttings allowed are 3" by 3' and 4" by 2'. The number of these clear cuttings is determined by the size of the board. Both faces of the board must meet the minimum requirement for #1 Common. 

Cherry #2 Com

Similar to Cherry #1 Com except #2 Com admits an unlimited diameter sound or (unsound knots), pith, pith knots, slight peck, shake and checks. Defects are graded from a standpoint of strength. No open holes are permitted. Any unsound knot must not impair the strength of the piece.

Applications: Hardwood flooring, parts, component manufacturers, and others
Grades: #2 Com
Length and Width: Minimum size board is 4” x 6’ on even 2’

Cherry #2 Com Red

Cherry #2 Com Red is designed to yield shorter cutting with the best face yielding a minimum of 50% clear-face cuttings with sound backs. Each Cherry #2 Com Red board has a minimum of 90% heartwood on the best face and 50% heartwood on the reverse face. Excessive gum pockets and extreme color variation are removed.

We grade after drying and surfacing, and against all natural drying or surfacing defects (pin knot no defect)

Applications: Panels, Drawer fronts, Small specialty items, Rustic/Knotty applications
Grades: #2 Com Red
Length and Width: 2,45m / 3,05m / 3.35m & more lengths upon request - Widths from 4” and wider

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Calle Britania # 45, Col. Aeropuerto. Tijuana, BC 22404
Tel: 664-607-7771 Fax: 664-607-7772

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