Cherry is a multicolored hardwood. It is characterized by red undertones but varies in color from white to a deep rich brown. Because cherry wood is light sensitive, it will darken with age. This gives the species a rich, warm and lustrous patina. This characteristic makes cherry wood cabinets much sought after.
Cherry has a smooth, close-grained appearance with a fairly uniform texture and random markings. While small pin knots, streaks and gum pockets are common, these lend character to the wood. The generally even grain allows easy application of finishes.
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