I’m back for another week to discuss life in the custom furniture making world. It’s quite obvious medium we work in is wood. So what’s your favorite type of wood? Do you have a favorite? I realize this query is not as common as the banal ones about your favorite color or number, but I pose the challenge anyway. What is your favorite wood specie?
Mine’s Cherry. It’s such an elegant, stately wood that’s the color of honey with eye appeal from resin pockets or, at times, unruly grain. Cherry is photo-sensitive, meaning it reacts with sunlight to transform its color into a dark, reddish-brown color that’s as beautiful as it is natural. It’s a striking process that commences in minutes after being exposed to sunlight. Although customers frequently ask to stain pieces of furniture made from Cherry, an equal number prefer to cover it with a clear coat and let natures beauty shine!
The description of Cherry continues with a note from Buzzle.com. “As the name goes, cherry wood is harvested from the popularly grown fruit tree, cherry. Derived from the broad-leaved deciduous trees that shed their foliage periodically, cherry wood is grouped under hardwood. Due to its various advantages, cherry wood is employed for making several types of wood products and has been a favorite of craftsmen since ancient times. Cherry wood is commonly used for flooring, paneling, high-end furniture, interior mill work, kitchen cabinets, drawer-chests, sleigh beds and the list goes on. Furniture made of cherry wood looks adorable with gum streaks and other attractive markings. Cherry wood is also used in many musical instruments such as the Native American flute and the African Djembe. It is a better conductor of sound than even mahogany and so, is highly valued.”
Vermont Furniture Works has made numerous pieces of furniture from Cherry wood. We can make a delightful piece for you. Call us at 802-253-5094 or email us at email@example.com to inquire further.
See you next time,
Owner, Vermont Furniture Works