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    help me identify this

    I have various pieces of lumber Im not sure if they are cherry or not.
    I thought the pieces on right of first pic are cherry, the left I think, not sure, are some type of soft maple, its very colorful.

    (Ive never worked with cherry, only used it once I believe when I thought it was some form of sapele or mahogany)I never purchased any cherry.
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    The one on the right could be cherry too, just got a lot of sap wood in it.
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    my vote is cherry on all of it.
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    once again, larry agrees with me (scary, neh?) having worked with cherry on 3 big projects last year, they're all cherry.
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    thanx, they all have the same feeling as far as weight goes.
    Im finding alot of it mixed in with my sapele/mahogany/sp cedar piles because of the colors.

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    allen when you cut it if your smellar still works good it will smell like a swisher sweet cigar before its burnt.
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    Looks just like the cherry I have in my shop.
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    I too vote Cherry, but I'll call it "Sakura" (Japanese for Cherry!)
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    Cherry , cherry and cherry.

    Now if you want to do something neat with cherry........take some steel wool and put into vinegar for 24 hours and then take the vinegar and wipe on a small section. Cherry will go ebony in a heart beat.
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    My vote is for one of the 3 for all the photos --- (Prunus serotina) or (Prunus pennsylvanica) or (Prunus avium)
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