Cherry is a hardwood that is prized for its durability, attractive grain and warm glow. Cherry is used for cabinetry, furniture, hardwood flooring, beams and fireplace mantels.
Cherry trees are native to regions around the Northern Hemisphere, but certain varieties also grow in tropical regions. Some of the best cherry lumber comes from the American Black Cherry Tree. Wood from these trees has the reddish quality that cherry is known for. All types of cherry lumber will have knots and streaks.
Cherry will darken on its own over time.