Cherry hardwoods are chosen for their smooth texture, rich color and flowing grain patterns. In its natural state, cherry has a predominantly pinkish hue and may range in color from nearly white to pink to dark brown. Some selections can even exhibit shades of yellow, green and gray. Small gum spots, “pin” holes, pitch pockets and mineral flecks are characteristics.
Cherry will darken (mellow) with age due to exposure to sunlight – this color change can occur gradually or rapidly depending on the amount and intensity of exposure. Cherry is strong, moderately hard and has high resistance to shock.