Real cherry wood. Often imitated, never duplicated

Your guide to solid cherry wood furniture

Whether you are looking for an elegant pedestal dining table, rustic trestle dining table with bench, farmhouse dining table or a bedroom oasis, solid cherry wood is the perfect choice for you.

Description of cherry wood

Cherry wood is known for its beautiful satiny smooth texture, delicate grain pattern, moderate natural luster and most notably, the rich reddish-brown patina that it will develop as it is exposed to both time and sunlight. The cherry wood patina is often imitated with stains and other finishes on cheaper pieces of wood. With a typically uniform and straight grain, it is marked by an occasional curly grain adding a unique and subtle texture to your furniture. Although the heartwood is a light pinkish brown when freshly cut, it will darken to a medium reddish brown and rich red when exposed to time and sunlight. Contrasting with that is the creamy white of the cherry sapwood. Even cooler finishes like our Tavern and Earthtone will be warmed some by the intrinsic natural warmth of the cherry wood. All real wood furniture will change color slightly with age. Some will darken, some will lighten and just about every species will warm. Cherry wood is often the most dramatic and beautiful transformations as it develops its signature patina.

Rustic cherry wood

Rustic cherry is the same species of wood as cherry, so it will have the same grain, color and natural characteristics. That is why we only offer a cherry wood stain sample. So what makes rustic cherry different? Rustic cherry simply has a more natural look.The natural wood characteristics of cherry such as knots and pits are included in the finished product while still ensuring that these details do not compromise the structural integrity of the piece. These can include gum pockets, mineral, sapwood, heartwood and knots. These natural characteristics often make rustic cherry the perfect wood choice for a natural or rustic look. On most dining table tops and dining chair seats these detail will be filled with a black epoxy unless otherwise noted. This eliminates any pits and knots that could collect crumbs while offering a natural looking detail and smooth surface. They can be left open upon request. 

Open knots

Rustic Cherry Knot Detail by Home and Timber    Rustic Cherry Open Knot Detail by Home and Timber    Rustic Cherry Open Heart Detail by Home and Timber

Filled knots

Rustic Cherry Filled Knot Detail by Home and Timber    Rustic Cherry Filled Knot Detail by Home and Timber

History of cherry wood

Found throughout the entire eastern United States, the cherry tree is mostly grown in the Northern and Great Lake states. You can find cherry trees with an average height of between 60 to 70 feet. Like all fruit trees, the cherry tree is a member of the rose family and has been used throughout America's history for more than just beautiful solid wood furniture, fresh eating and baking. In addition to those same uses, American Colonists would mix cherry juice with rum to craft a Cherry Bounce, a highly favored, but bitter cordial. They would also use the bark to produce drugs to treat bronchitis and use the cherry stalk to make tonics. 

Cherry wood finishes

 

Cherry with a Natural Finish | Stain Sample | Home and Timber    Cherry with a Harvest Finish | Stain Sample | Home and Timber    Cherry with a Golden Pecan Finish | Stain Sample | Home and Timber    Cherry with a Vintage Antique Finish | Stain Sample | Home and Timber    Cherry with a Michael's Cherry Finish | Stain Sample | Home and Timber    Almond Finish on Cherry Wood by Home and Timber    Cherry with a Earthtone Finish | Stain Sample | Home and Timber    Cherry with a Tavern Finish | Stain Sample | Home and Timber    Cherry with a Tavern Finish | Stain Sample | Home and Timber    Cherry with a Burnt Umber Finish | Stain Samples | Home and Timber    Cherry with a Briar Finish | Stain Sample | Home and Timber

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Janka Hardness Scale

The Janka Hardness Scale measures the relative hardness of a wood species. The higher the number, the harder the wood species. This test measures the force required to push a .444” steel ball halfway into the wood. The Janka hardness scale is one of the best measures of a wood species ability to naturally resist denting and wear. In addition, all of Home and Timber’s solid wood furniture is finished with a Catalyzed Varnish adding an additional layer of protection.

Janka Rating

 Wood Species

660 Douglas Fir
860 American Red Elm
950 American Cherry
1010 Black Walnut
1360 Quarter Sawn White Oak
1450 Sugar Maple 
1820 Hickory

Janka Hardness Scale for Cherry and Rustic Cherry by Home and Timber

Cherry wood furniture examples

 

Baytown Double Pedestal Table Cherry Wood Detail by Home and Timber   Bridgeport Trestle Table Cherry Wood Detail by Home and Timber    Jacoby Plank Top Table Cherry Wood Detail by Home and Timber

Manchester Dining Bench Cherry Detail by Home and Timber   Jacoby Dining Bench Cherry Wood Detail by Home and Timber    Meridian Dining Chair Cherry Wood Detail by Home and Timber

OuRay Dining Chair Cherry Wood Detail by Home and Timber    LaCombe Dining Chair Cherry Wood Detail by Home and Timber    Malibu Dining Chair Cherry Wood Detail by Home and Timber

Artesa Hutch Cherry Wood Detail by Home and Timber    Cameron Sideboard Cherry Wood Detail by Home and Timber    Kalispel Hutch Cherry Detail by Home and Timber

Bungalow Chest Cherry Wood Detail by Home and Timber    Marshfield Chest Cherry Wood Detail by Home and Timber    Medina Nightstand Cherry Wood Detail by Home and Timber

Rustic cherry wood furniture examples

 

Benson Plank Top Leg Table - Rustic Cherry Detail by Home and Timber    Cambridge Trestle Table  - Rustic Cherry Detail by Home and Timber    Carson Round Single Pedestal Table - Rustic Cherry Detail by Home and Timber

Genesis Dining Chair - Rustic Cherry Detail by Home and Timber    OuRay Dining Chair - Rustic Cherry Detail by Home and Timber    Theodore Dining Chair - Rustic Cherry Detail by Home and Timber

Colbran Island - Rustic Cherry Detail by Home and Timber    Rock Island Sideboard - Rustic Cherry Detail by Home and Timber    Galveston Hutch - Rustic Cherry Detail by Home and Timber

Belwright Chest - Rustic Cherry Detail by Home and Timber    Encada Bed - Rustic Cherry Detail by Home and Timber    Laredo Lingerie Chest - Rustic Cherry Detail by Home and Timber

 

Your guide to solid cherry wood furniture by Home and Timber

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