Cherry Plantation Shutters
Cherry has a long, proud history as a furniture wood, dating to the time of the early settlers. Its natural luster and attractive grain have elevated its status to one of the most preferred woods in the world.
The American version of Cherry grows in SE Canada and the Eastern half of the United States with a higher concentration in the Mid-Atlantic region. Although found throughout a large region, Cherry’s availability is limited due to its modest sized growth.
Graining and Color
Cherry has a compact, smooth grain with fairly large cathedrals throughout the tree. Warm and rich, Cherry is a beautiful wood. Cherry has natural pigment variation throughout the tree. The heartwood ranges from pale, pink-brown to dark brown and has a fine, straight grain. The sapwood is creamy pink and is clearly defined from the heartwood.
Cherry can be stained a variety of colors, depending on the finished look desired. Many people prefer to use a clear natural finish on cherry, demonstrating its natural beauty.
Cherry naturally darkens with age and exposure to light. This is most evident in a light stain or when it has a clear, natural finish. This is considered normal, and part of the beauty of the wood.
Cherry and Your Kirtz Shutters
Kirtz uses both heart and sapwood in our custom cherry shutters. Hand-selected premium grade cherry containing only heartwood is available upon request.
When ordering your cherry plantation shutters in a light or clear finish we recommend that you order all windows in a room or visual sight line at the same time. This insures that they develop their rich luster together.
Exotic varieties of cherry, such as Brazilian Cherry (aka Jatoba), are available for your hardwood shutters through special order.
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