Product Code: CHESB_MST
Cherry Spindle Blanks
Prunus avium. Air and kiln dried.
All dimensions shown are in inches (length x square).
Wild Cherry - or Gaskin as it is known locally – rarely grows larger than 2 feet diameter as a useful tree, so blank sizes are limited.
Fresh sawn, the timber is pale brown with prominent streaks varying from darker brown to reds and even green, mellowing to a rich honey brown over time, with an almost translucent depth to the grain. It is kind to turn - almost soft - yet is firm enough to take fine, crisp detail. For endgrain hollowing too, it is probably one of our easiest timbers, so is suited to a wide range of projects.
It sands easily so care must be taken to keep definition on spindle work. Accepts all finishes very well and will darken to a deep honey colour with age.
Please note: Cherry is prone to small dead knots which may be present in some blanks.
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