Solid Wood

What’s the Fuss About Cherry?

June 10, 2013

We would like to take a moment to shine the spotlight on our Solid Cherry Furniture Collection and explain what makes cherry such a desirable material when it comes to hardwood furniture.

There are many species of cherry trees in the world. Some produce the cherries that you find in the supermarket, others are known for their beautiful blossoms. As furniture makers, we have different concerns: we make our solid cherry furniture out of the black cherry tree (Prunus serotina) which features neither succulent fruit nor lush blossoms.

Black cherry can be recognized by its distinctive bark.

Black cherry can be recognized by its distinctive bark.

The virtues of black cherry lie in the wood itself.  It can grow to be quite large, occasionally measuring almost a hundred feet tall and fifty inches in diameter, which means that it can be used to make nice wide boards that showcase the grain.

Grain is a major reason that solid cherry furniture is so desirable: it is usually tight and straight, making it easy to work, yet rippled, creating a complex yet subtle pattern that is very pleasing to the eye. The beautiful grain also accentuates the natural colors of the wood. Cherry is known for its distinctive pinkish hue. When the wood is first harvested, the color can be understated, but over time it becomes richer and darker, much like mahogany. We further enhance the beauty of the wood by applying finishes that are specifically intended to accent the beautiful color already present in cherry.

If you are interested in our cherry products, check our Rectangular Cherry Coffee Table. It has an nice broad surface that shows off the wood’s rich grain, as well as a lower shelf for out-of-the-way storage of magazines, books, remotes or other living room clutter. Generally, when it comes to coffee tables, cherry is one of our favorite materials, as they are often the surface that people spend the most time looking at in their homes.

Another one of our favorites is our Cherry Shaker Sofa Console Table. Our sofa tables are designed to go either behind or next to a couch. They are sleek enough to not take up extra space while simultaneously providing enough surface area to be useful. Cherry sofa tables can be combined with a cherry coffee table and a cherry end table to create a stunning living room set that will have your guests fawning all over it.

As with everything we make, our solid cherry furniture is 100% made in the USA using timber from sustainable forests.

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