Generally grown in the Eastern parts of North America, has a reddish brown heartwood and darkens with time and exposure to light. While its sapwood is pale and is more yellow. Grain is generally straight with some figured patterns, and fine texture and a somewhat natural luster
Cherry is a stable specie and machines, screws and finishes well. May need some extra care prior to staining to avoid some blotches. Saw dust may cause allergic reaction effects and wheezing for some.
It is rated as superior in terms of resistance to rot and decay.