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Cherry is considered a hardwood, although it is softer than other woods in this guide. Cherry is known for its rich grain and can also have the occasional small pin knots and pitch marks throughout. Cherry’s color deepens with time and is often associated with high end woodworking.


Cherry is a reasonably common wood but it is typically more expensive than Alder and Maple.


Cherry has a timeless, classic look often used in traditional spaces like offices, libraries and kitchens.


Cherry looks it’s best when stained reddish and brown and associated with a dark, rich look.

Justin Schnettler