Wood of the Month: American Cherry

 

This piece of mill run American Cherry is similar to the piece used in the counter top

This piece of mill run American Cherry is similar to the one used as a counter top

Counter top created out of a rough cut piece of American Cherry

This counter top created out of a rough cut piece of American Cherry, added character to this kitchen

Often used in furniture making, wood working, and flooring, American Cherry has become a staple in the industry because of it’s ease of handling. It has had a strong, positive reputation for many years with wood workers. Unfortunately, this beautiful wood is often stained to the point where its  colors are lost. The natural tones of American Cherry range from light browns to darker reddish tones, with highlights of white from sap wood.  


The unique and interesting patterns of its grain are prominent in areas where knots are present but unfortunately the over staining also removes these characteristics. To obtain such interesting grain, Mill Run quality lumber is the perfect choice. With Mill Run, you’ll receive a variety of grades including clear, sap, and knotty where most of the interesting grain lies. Most importantly, with mill run you’ll only pay a fraction of the cost of clear grade American Cherry.

We offer American Cherry in a variety of sizes and grades

We offer American Cherry in a variety of sizes and grades to suit any of your needs

Our Mill Run cuts of American Cherry are ideal for showcasing the colors and grain patterns of the wood

Our Mill Run cuts of American Cherry are ideal for showcasing the colors and grain patterns of the wood

At AdvantageLumber.com we ship American Cherry world wide from our factories in North Carolina and New York. The American Cherry tree can be found all over the eastern United States, and our factories are in the heartland of the American Cherry.  American Cherry comes in rough lumber, surface lumber, #1 common, select clear, mill run and in 4/4, 8/4, and 12/4 sizes. This variety gives each of our customers a selection to suit their individual needs.

2 thoughts on “Wood of the Month: American Cherry

  1. Armando Santiago

    I would like to know more about buying a slab of mill run american cherry like the one shown in your counter top photo. What I am looking for would be appox. 6 feet long and wide to make a counter top as show in your photo. I live in Napa CA. Could you provide a est. price and shipping cost.

  2. G. Alves

    Hello Armando,

    We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote. That project came out amazing and the homeowner truly enjoyed working with the wood.

    We’ll have someone contact you with a rough estimate to the email provided when you signed up to comment on the blog.

    Thank you!
    -G.A

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