Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) also known as American Cherry or Wild Cherry has a pinkish heartwood when freshly cut then turns to a deeper golden brown with a reddish hew, sapwood is yellowish. The heartwood turns darker when exposed to sunlight. Typically straight grain and easy to work, with tight grain fine texture, with the exception of figured pieces with curly grain. Rated very durable and resistant to decay. Black Cherry is known as a very workable wood and is preferred for it's ease of machining, cutting and sanding. Glues, stains, and finishes with ease, has a mild but distinct odor. Black Cherry is preferred by many craftsmen for kitchen cabinets, wall units, clocks, fine furniture, interior paneling, veneers, and turnings.