Cherry is a very popular and all-around great wood: easy to work with, stains and finishes well with just oil, and ages beautifully. Cherry's heartwood has a reddish-brown color to it and the sapwood is almost white. Cherry has a hardness of 2 on a scale of 1 to 5. This is a very common wood for furniture making and is available from sustainably-grown forest. You won't find cherry at your local home center Because it's in demand, cherry is getting somewhat expensive compared to other domestic hardwoods, such as oak and maple. We stock 4/4, 5/4, 8/4, with random widths and length in #1 COM, Select, FAS, and Premium grades.