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Cherry, American, FC
Black Cherry, Cherry, American Cherry
Has a fine texture with close grain. The grain is usually straight and easy to work—with the exception of figured pieces with curly grain patterns.
Heartwood is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a deeper golden brown with time and upon exposure to light. Sapwood is a pale yellowish color.
Notes of Interest
Cherry has a decent strength-to-weight ratio, though it’s not as hard as some other denser domestic hardwoods. Cherry is commonly used in furniture construction and turned items. It is said that Cherry’s colors can quickly be darkened and aged by exposing it to direct sunlight.
Book matched veneer can often barber-pole and slip matched veneers should be considered when wishing to avoid this natural occurrence. Plain Cherry still tends to exhibit some slight figure.