The Beauty of Cherry

Cherry kitchen cabinets are a favorite because of their ability to add warmth and personality. The look of cherry wood complements both contemporary and traditional styling. Cherry is characterized by its red undertones but may vary in color from white to a deep, rich brown. Cherry hardwood is lightweight yet moderately strong and durable. It is known for its uniform, smooth and satiny texture that accepts stain very well.

All types of wood will mature with time, and this is especially true for cherry wood. With age, the finish on cherry cabinets will slowly mellow to a rich, darker tone. This is a highly sought-after quality and many homeowners choose cherry cabinets to watch this evolution.

Characteristics of Cherry

Cherry is a tight, close-grained wood that can contain pin knots and curly graining. These natural variations in the wood add character and personality to cherry’s true beauty.

The natural features described below are normal and are not considered defects:

  • Small sap pockets, pin knots and streaks
  • Color ranges from pale yellow sapwood to reddish brown with occasional shades of white, green, pink or grey
  • Staining reveals variations of color that darken over time
  • Inclined to accept nicks and bumps than more other woods
  • Variations within a single door and among adjacent cabinets
  • The image to the left is unstained cherry hardwood

Available Cherry Door Styles