Description: American Cherry is one of the most well known furniture hardwoods. Over time, Cherry Wood Countertops darken to a deep red brown color, a natural color that is extremely popular. It can be found with dark and wavy streaks. Curly figure is also prevalent. Cherry wood is moderately durable.
Alternate Trade Names: Black Cherry, Cabinet Cherry, Coke Cherry, Wild Cherry, Black Wild Cherry, Rum Cherry, Whiskey Cherry
Origin: Eastern North America
Color: Deep red, light red-brown, white-brown, creamy-pink, can have dark wavy streaks
Grain: Close and straight
Janka Hardness: 950
Cherry Facts: The cherry tree grows to be about 80 feet (24 meters) high. It typically has a trunk diameter of 2 feet (0.6 meters). Cherry is one of the largest of all North American trees. After up to 30 to 45 years of growth, cherry trees can be harvested. It is known to live for up to 258 years. Cabinetmaking and furniture are the typical uses of cherry, but it can also be used for pianos, violin bows, carving, turnery, and joinery.
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