North American Cherry
North American Cherry is one of our personal favourites.
Let me start off by saying it is a dense hardwood, with a tight grain similar to that of Walnut, light in weight too. However, the thing about Cherry is its depth of color and array of colors, from Salmon pinks to deep reds with a mix of black and gold tones. The amazing thing is, how different it appears with light change and is forever changing with age. It is a three-dimensional looking timber, like looking down on a desert landscape or that of a wild blazing forest fire.
It is apparent from our images that we only use furniture grade Cherry, but what may not be so clear is just how specific we are when we select our timber. Cherry is not only graded for knots, defects and sap wood, but in the upper grades – like furniture grades – it is also graded for color, gum pockets, pith marks and general consistency. The Cherry timber we use is called 95/50, which means the top surface must be at least 95 % red (as opposed to cream) and the underside at least 50%. We also specify a limit on gum pockets, pith marks, and pay particular attention to a consistent grain. Basically – we use the best Cherry the world has to offer for our kitchen boards and the results are second to none!