Materials - Cherry
Our Cherry Wood Products
For our cherry products, we use a cherry veneer with MDF core. It is important to know that the natural wood grain pattern will vary with each piece, adding distinct beauty, uniqueness and individual character to each product design.
Cherry Wood Facts
Like all fruit trees, cherry belongs to the rose family. In North America, trees grow in the north eastern US and Canada. As early as 400 BC, the Greeks and Romans were using cherry to make furniture. American colonists used the cherry tree for its fruit, medicinal properties and home furnishings. Colonial furniture makers referred to cherry as "New England Mahogany" because it oxidizes to its famously favorable rich brown red as it ages. It starts out as a reddish brown with a beautiful golden luster. It is a hardwood with a fine uniform, straight grain and satiny smooth texture. Early printmakers also used cherry for their engraving blocks.
Did you know?
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington DC, commemorating the March 27, 1912 gift of 3,000 Japanese cherry trees from the Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to Washington to enhance the growing relationship between the two nations.