Cherry is easy to work with both machine and hand tools. The only difficulties typically arise if the wood is being stained, as it can sometimes give blotchy results due to its fine, close grain. A sanding sealer or gel stain is recommended. Glues, turns, and finishes well
|Colour / Appearance||Heartwood is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a deeper golden brown with time and upon exposure to light|
|Grain / Texture||Has a fine to medium texture with close grain. The grain is usually straight or slightly wavy|
|Janka Hardness||1,150 lbf (5,120 N)|
|Uses||Veneer, furniture, cabinetry, turned objects, musical instruments, and carvings|
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