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Cherry Edge Grain Sample - Custom Butcher Block Countertops

Custom Cherry Wood Countertops

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Custom Cherry Wood Countertops

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General Description: A softer hardwood known for it's fine furniture graining and for changing color over time from a pinkish tone to a warm reddish hue.  It has excellent moisture resistance with minimal shrinkage and swelling. Cherry is also renowned for its rich color, and a warm atmosphere it lends to any interior. Cherry is deservedly a staple of many interiors, and has been for centuries.

Janka Hardness: 950

Color:  North American Cherry has a cream colored sapwood which contrasts sharply with the reddish heartwood. In the heartwood the color can range from a pinkish red to darker red. North American Cherry also has small dark brown gum veins that are part of the character of this species.

Color Change:  North American Cherry undergoes an extreme degree of color change with pronounced darkening from a pale pink color when fresh milled to a dark reddish color when fully aged. This process occurs within a few weeks in direct sunlight and by oxidation. Out of sunlight or with a water based finish the process occurs over a six to eight month period.

Grain: Straight-grained, satiny, and smooth textured.

Finishing: Stains and finishes very well.

Characteristics: The wood is of medium density. It has low stiffness and medium strength and shock resistance. Cherry hardwood's grain has a very interesting appearance. It has brown pith flecks and small gum pockets, which produce distinctive markings.


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