Common Names: Cherry, American Cherry

Region: Eastern North America

Janka Hardness: 950 lbf

Description: Heartwood is a light pinkish brown darkening to a medium reddish brown with time and exposure to light. Grain is usually straight. Heartwood is rated as being very durable and resistant to decay, though not suggested for exterior use. Cherry is stable, straight grained, and machines well making it one of the best woods for workability. Can become blotchy when stained.

Common Uses: Cabinetry, fine furniture, interior millwork, and turned objects.