American Cherry is a deciduous tree growing in scattered forests primarily in the eastern US. Cherry is a light pinkish brown tone in its natural state, but darkens with age, taking on its own unique color character. Neither the rate nor resulting color of the aging process is entirely predictable. It will be more evident when using a natural finish, as opposed to a pigmented stain. Grain characteristics such as fine pin holes and pitch pockets will be evident, along with mild color variation. The heartwood of cherry varies from rich red to reddish brown. The sapwood is light brown to light tan. The wood has a fine, uniform straight grain, and satiny-smooth texture.