> The Colors of Cherry
The Look of Cherry
American Cherry is a moderately dense wood, with a close grain and a fine, even texture. Its color becomes darker with exposure to light and shows gold and reddish highlights.
Cherry sapwood is a very pale shade of yellow, while the heartwood is brown with a slightly green tinge.
Cherry: Purely natural highlights!
The Facts on Cherry
The American Cherry is found in the eastern United States and grows best in the rich, moist soils of the Appalachians. It can reach a height of 100 ft. [30 m] and a diameter of 2 ft. [0.6 m].
Marks, scratches, or imperfections are more noticeable on cherry because of its hardness and close, even grain. The coarser grain of oak and ash hides marks better. A matte finish will help make marks less noticeable.
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Values are given in pounds. The higher the number, the harder the wood.
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