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Cherry (American) - Prunus serotina

American Cherry is one of the most beautiful hardwoods available. It's heartwood ranges from rich red to reddish brown while the sapwood is creamy white. It has a smooth texture, fine, straight grain with narrow brown pith flecks and small dark sap pockets. It is widely held in fine furniture making circles that one does not stain Cherry. It naturally darkens with age and exposure to light. Cherry machines, nails, screws, glues, and stains well and polishes to an excellent finish. It has a Janka Hardness rating of 950 and is relatively expensive.

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