Cherry flat cut wood veneer is light brown with pink or red overtones. Natural characteristics include gum pockets, pins and figure. Cherry wood veneer also has a satiny finish and fine texture.
Common Uses: An excellent choice for cabinetry and furniture. Also used for architectural panels, acoustic panels and millwork, as well as ceilings and doors.
Other Name(s): American Cherry, also Wild Black Cherry.
The Tree: A handsome tree, typically reaching heights of 60-80 feet, with trunk diameters between 2-3 feet.
A Little History: Used heavily in the 18th century for furniture and cabinets. It was also popular for the backings of musical and scientific instruments.
Region: North America