Black Cherry Block BC-167
1 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 11.2"
This is a nice end-grain block of Black Cherry. It is mostly light pinkish-brown heartwood but includes a section of creamy to light orange-colored sapwood on the back side, perhaps 30% of the block volume. It has a strong and attractive grain pattern.
The block has been air-dried for several years, and it does have some light cusping that will turn off or can be planed off. I see no cracks, checks or other potential flaws.