Cherry Turning Blanks - Lumber Squares
Loved for its classic reddish color and satiny texture, cherry wood is the ideal choice for a variety of hardwood crafts. All North Castle Hardwoods cherry is sourced from regions that produce the finest prunus serotina in North America, and sustainably harvested in a way that leaves the forests stronger than they were before. Our logs are carefully sawed, sorted and kiln dried to produce boards that are free of internal stress and unlikely to check or split. In our dimension mill, we turn those boards into dimensional cherry pieces that are 90-95% heartwood on one face.
To learn more about our proprietary grades, check out our custom grading rules that are always a notch (or two) above the competition.
- Black cherry lumber squares in 4/4, 5/4, and 6/4 dimensions.
- Surfaced 4 Sides (S4S) to dimensional sizes. (See tolerance chart.)
- Lumber is carefully stress relieved in dry-kilns and free of internal stress.
- Low sap to heart ratio.
Working with Cherry Lumber
Cherry’s closed grain and smooth texture make it a pleasure to work with, either by hand or with power tools. Cherry is softer than other hardwoods and is prone to scratching so handle with care. Avoid using harsh sandpaper or dull tools when machining cherry lumber. We prefer to finish this species with a natural wax or oil, as opposed to stain, to show off the natural character. Over time, furniture and products made with cherry will take on their own character as the wood turns a darker red color.
Cherry lumber squares can be used as turning blanks to make furniture legs and other projects.
Please wear a protective dust mask when working with cherry wood.