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American Cherry


The heartwood of cherry varies from rich red to reddish brown and will darken with age and exposure to light. In contrast, the sapwood is creamy white. The wood has a fine uniform, straight grain, satiny, smooth texture, and may naturally contain brown pitch flecks and small gum pockets. Cherryís grain is more subdued than some other hardwood species.

North American Cherry undergoes an extreme degree of color change from a pale pink color when fresh milled to a dark reddish color when fully aged. This process occurs within a few weeks in direct sunlight and by oxidation, out of sunlight, over a six to eight month period.

Advantages

Uniform grain, strong, stain grade

Disadvantages

None of Note

American Cherry

Cherry is excellent in its finishing qualities. Its texture takes a finish very well. Cherry has a tendency to expand and contract as moisture content in itís environment changes.

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