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- Origin: Eastern North America
- Hardness: moderately hard, moderately heavy, stiff
- Grade: select
- Characteristics: fine to medium grain, nearly white to light red in color to dark reddish brown, exceptionally stable
- Description: Expect heart and sap together on the face. Color variation, pitch pockets, pin knots and some mineral streaks are acceptable. Panels will have small and large stave pieces. Stains blend these variations together but in lighter finishes these variations can remain obvious. Cherry deepens in color quickly when exposed to light.