There isn’t much nicer than Cherry Wood Furniture. Manchester Wood’s President writes about the Contemporary Furniture collection. It’s transformation into affordable Solid Cherry Wood Furniture pieces, namely with our popular Oval Cherry Coffee Table. Featured in this month’s Holiday Gift Guide.
Several years ago we developed a new contemporary series of tables to fill that need in our product assortment. Since our main hardwood species is Ash, we came up with a round, rectangle, and oval shaped coffee table line to solve the look for more contemporary styled room settings. This new design was well received and since we introduced a Solid Cherry collection, we felt this new look would work nicely in cherry too.
Since we have been using hardwoods for over 35 years now, it was a natural progression to start making solid cherry furniture since this hardwood is found near our mill, and it is a well known wood in higher quality furniture pieces. We believed a line of solid cherry occasional tables would be a natural fit to our existing product line. We have been working with cherry for 5 years now and really enjoy using it.
Our Solid Cherry collection is made from American Black Cherry and the wood is harvested mainly from the New England area which is right in our backyard. Cherry is a very rich wood in that it has unique tight grain patterns, natural pitch pockets, and strong red-brownish coloring. It is very strong and workable. Our natural cherry items will actually darken in color with a very rich dark amber-brown patina coloring. We also offer the table in our heritage cherry finish which is a common reddish color that much of cherry furniture is finished with today. Either finish will give you a very unique piece of furniture that you will enjoy for many years to come.
by Ed Eriksen, President of Manchester Wood