Indiana Hardwood Specialists, Inc.
Spencer, Indiana USA
Manufacturer of quality hardwood flooring and accessories

Indiana Hardwood Specialists, Inc. Manufacturer of quality hardwood flooring and accessories

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General Description

  • Color - The heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown while the sapwood is light colored to pale with pinkish tones.  Cherry will darken with age and exposure to light.

  • Grain - Fine, uniform, and frequently wavy.  May contain small gum pockets.

(unfinished Cherry pictured to the right)

Available Grades

  • Select & Better - Has natural color variations of heartwood with minimal contrasting sapwood.  May include minor imperfections.  Average length of bundle is 3'.

  • 1 Common - Contains prominent color variation between sapwood and heartwood with other natural characteristics including streaks, gum pockets, small tight knots, and sapwood.  Average length of bundle is 2-1/2' or better.

 

Properties

  • Hardness - One of the softest hardwoods, it is roughly 26% softer than Red Oak but 33% more stable than Red Oak.  See Relative Hardness Comparison Graph

  • Durability - Medium strength and shock resistant.  However, usually used for borders and accents due to it's softness.

 

VERIFIED SUSTAINABLE HARDWOOD PRODUCTS

Indiana Hardwood Specialists, Inc. ● 4341 N US HWY 231 ● Spencer, IN 47460 USA

Phone 812-829-4866 ● Fax 812-829-4860

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