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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.

American Cherry   950
American Walnut 1010
Yellow Birch 1260
Red Oak 1290
White Oak 1360
Hard Maple 1450
Sapele 1500
African Mahogany 1500
Hickory 1820
Tigerwood 2160
Santos Mahogany, Cabreuva 2200
Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) 2350

Values are given in pounds. The higher the number, the harder the wood.