In some of our previous blog posts, we’ve talked about the most popular materials for kitchen cabinets. And we’ve discussed the pros and cons of materials like MDF, wood veneers, and maplewood. Today, we’re taking a look at another classic cabinet wood: cherry wood.
Cherries and cherry wood have been popular since the time of Ancient Greeks. Although cherrywood originally comes from Turkey, it’s now grown all over the world, in countries like Italy, Spain, Australia, and the United States. In fact, Michigan is known as the Cherry Capital of the World!
Cherry wood is highly valued because of its deep, rich color. It has a smooth, fine grain which is perfect for building fine furniture.
Because cherry wood looks so beautiful in its natural state, it’s a great choice if you want a simple, traditional cabinet design. Cherry wood cabinets with a simple finish and varnish are a classic choice.
Cherry wood is also known for its strength and hardness. It’s especially shock-resistant – so if you’re ever guilty of banging cabinet doors, then cherry would be a safe choice of material!
However, like all natural woods, cherry can be an expensive choice. Cherry wood kitchen cabinets are a real investment. If you want a more affordable option, consider cherry wood veneers.
Finally, you should know that cherry wood has a lot of natural variations in color and tone. And it can change more over time, depending on the natural light in your kitchen or bathroom!
For some people, that’s a bonus – they enjoy the natural variations, and like to see their cabinets season over time. However, if you have a specific design in mind, or your color palette is very specific, then cherry wood may be a challenge. Talk to our experts about how to source and build the cherry wood cabinets you want.