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Cherry Black

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Species - Domestic

Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish


Color: Heartwood is light to dark reddish brown, lustrous; sapwood is light brown to pale with a light pinkish tone. Some flooring manufacturers steam lumber to bleed the darker heartwood color into the sapwood, resulting in a more uniform color. Color darkens

Grain:  Fine, frequently wavy, uniform texture. Distinctive flake pattern on true quartersawn surfaces. Texture is satiny, with some gum pockets.

Variations:  Significant color variation between boards.




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North America


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