Cherry has long been used for traditional heirloom furniture and other collectables. And these days, you can see cherry used in a wide variety of other applications as well. It is often used in architectural joinery, furniture, cabinets, flooring and musical instruments.

American cherry has superior woodworking qualities. It is light, yet strong, relatively stiff, and rather hard. Dimensionally stable once dried, Cherry turns well, is easily machined and also works beautifully with hand tools. The wood can be easily glued and holds screws well.

The smooth texture and satiny grain stains beautifully with exceptional results. Cherry’s color darkens with age and exposure to direct sunlight. A newly completed project may often be mistakenly identified as another wood because it appears much lighter than expectations.

To see some more beautiful ways that American cherry is used, you can view all of the cherry photos in the gallery of wood.