Cherry wood has been a traditional favorite for formal dining room furniture. The beautiful grain and the wood's ability to darken and warm over time offers a beautiful and rich look for your dining set. This would offer the perfect backdrop for Sunday dinners and family celebrations.
The heartwood of cherry varies from a rich red to reddish brown, while the sapwood is creamy-white in contrast. Over time it will darken with exposure to light and heat. Cherry wood has a natural reddish hue and this warmth is intensified by all of the cherry stains.
Cherry wood has a fine satin-smooth texture and a circular grain pattern. The wood may also naturally contain brown pith flecks and small pit pockets. When stained, this fine grain has a very even-toned finish.
Because it is a softer hardwood, it is more prone to denting with heavy use.
The fine grain pattern is perfect for a formal, traditional look or an updated transitional feel.
Cherry has a rating of 950 on the Janka Hardness scale*.
Furniture pictured in Cherry