• Genus: Prunus
  • Tree type: Deciduous
  • Wood type: Softwood
  • Variations: Cherry, American Cherry, Black Cherry

One of the most endearing aspects of Cherry wood is that its color darkens and becomes richer over time. Owning your own piece of custom cherry furniture can be a great way to track the passing of time.

Native to North America, Cherry is a subtly figured wood that's easy to work with. It typically demonstrates a fine straight grain, with colors ranging from straw, or blond, through to reddish brown. Cherry trees can grow up to 100 feet in height. They're not the fattest tree on the block with trunk diameters rarely going beyond 30 inches.