Real Cherry Wood and Amish FurnitureBy Bailiegh Basham · March 11, 2016
Handcrafted Cherry Fine Furniture
Solid Cherry varies from a reddish brown to rich red and darkens with age and exposure to light. Sapwood, however, is a creamy white. The wood species may naturally contain gum pockets and flecks.
Pictured Above: Waterbury Dining Set
Most customers notice their Cherry furniture aging within 2-7 months of purchase. However, this can vary with the amount of both natural and artificial light to which the pieces are exposed.
- TIP: If you are purchasing an extendable table, we recommend placing the leaves/extensions in position for the first 6 months after you receive it. This ensures even aging and uniform coloring.
Overall, Cherry has a very straight grain and smooth texture, making it a lovely choice for fine furniture and cabinet making. Cherry wood has a richness and glow that adds elegant ambience to any setting.
If you prefer a natural Cherry, the wood will not be treated with a stain to alter its color. However, we offer several Cherry wood finishes if a deep, richer furniture color is desired. Cherry is unsurpassed in its finishing qualities as its uniform texture takes a finish very well.
For each piece of Countryside furniture, natural Cherry lumber is carefully selected for excellence in grain match, color, and ideal width. If you prefer “Rustic Cherry”, please note that rustic lumber boards have more character and color variation. This is not a defect, it simply provides an overall more rustic and character-filled piece of furniture.
Pictured Above: Cascade Locks Bedroom Set
If you currently own real Cherry furniture and are interested in adding to the collection, matching the stain color can prove to be tricky. At Countryside, we recommend going 2-3 shades (stains) lighter to allow for the darkening of the Cherry wood as it ages.
Natural wood furniture, especially domestic Cherry, is a truly evolving and special investment. If you have further questions about Cherry, or any other wood species, don’t hesitate to contact our sales team.