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Adirondack Black Cherry flooring
« on: November 20, 2020, 06:44:15 AM »
To all with experience...your recommendations/suggestions on black cherry flooring. Plan on building small cabin/home and will be sawing my own native black cherry before it all turns to red rot. Flooring to be quarter sawn six inches width at 4/4. Stacked in shaded areas and cured throughout summer. Thanks

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Re: Adirondack Black Cherry flooring
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 07:00:48 AM »
If all you do is air dry it then install it, there will be cracks between the boards as it dries down further inside and shrinks. 
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Re: Adirondack Black Cherry flooring
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2020, 07:56:59 AM »
After it is planed stick it again in a warm place with good air flow through stack. When installed have no gaps. The day you sand the floor paint the first coat on then , not the next day, this way if it cups it will be in the right direction. Trust me, this tip makes a big difference especially on table tops.

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Re: Adirondack Black Cherry flooring
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2020, 08:47:20 AM »
My floor is flat sawn Cherry, 4/4 from 4 to 9 inches in width t&g and end matched.
Kiln dried put in tight.
Screwed from below so no fastening shows.
a few boards squeek but it is easy to ignore.
This was put in in 1993 and it still moves, but is pretty.
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Re: Adirondack Black Cherry flooring
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2020, 08:26:06 PM »
  I also have a cherry floor 2 inch t&g and a wood stove. It gets small gaps in the winter but I still like it.  I will note that it darkens in time and if you move a piece of furniture or throw rug, you'll see a difference in color for a while but it does blend back in.

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Re: Adirondack Black Cherry flooring
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2020, 09:13:20 AM »
With cherry processing make certain you have dealt with powderpost beetles as they sure love cherry sapwood! As a fruit wood it will darken over time.
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