Heidler Hardwood Lumber


Thickness Grade Footage
4/4" Select & FAS 1620
4/4" #1 Common 910
4/4" #2 Common 1075
5/4" Select & FAS 2440
5/4" #1 Common 50
5/4" #2 Common 0
6/4" Select & FAS 1330
6/4" #1 Common 50
6/4" #2 Common 1560
8/4" Select & FAS 1375
8/4" #1 Common 2090
10/4" Select & FAS 1180
10/4" #1 Common 1350
12/4" Select & FAS 0
12/4" #1 Common 600
16/4" Select & FAS 425
5/8" Selected BKBD 6250
5/8" Common BKBD 4850

Specie Information

    Prunus serotina

    Like all fruit trees, cherry belongs to the rose family and was used as early as 400 B.C. by the Greeks and Romans for furniture making. American Colonists used the cherry tree for its fruit, medicinal properties and home furnishings. They mixed cherry juice with rum to create Cherry Bounce, a bitter but highly favored cordial. The bark was used in the production of drugs to treat bronchitis, and cherry stalks were used to make tonics.

    Throughout Midwestern and Eastern U.S. Main commercial areas: Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and New York.

    The heartwood of cherry varies from rich red to reddish brown and will darken with age and on exposure to light. In contrast, the sapwood is creamy white. The wood has a fine uniform, straight grain, satiny, smooth texture, and may naturally contain brown pith flecks and small gum pockets.

    Cherry is easy to machine, nails and glues well and when sanded and stained, it produces an excellent smooth finish. It dries fairly quickly with moderately high shrinkage, but is dimensionally stable after kiln-drying.

    The wood is of medium density with good bending properties, it has low stiffness and medium strength and shock resistance.

    Readily available.

    Fine furniture and cabinet making, mouldings and millwork, kitchen cabinets, paneling, flooring, doors, boat interiors, musical instruments, turnings and carvings.

    3.9 percent of total U.S. hardwoods commercially available.

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