|Forum topic by steve6678||posted 11-08-2012 12:40 AM||994 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
11-08-2012 12:40 AM
I didn’t write this, but it’s good:
Of all the woods out there awaiting your blade and bit, cherry is one of the few that has no substitute. Ash can often take the place of red oak and go unnoticed; mahogany has at least a half dozen look-a likes. But cherry? Different story. Plenty of woods have a similar, flawless fine texture that’s so easy to work with, yet none can mimic the nuanced reddish color that ages to perfection within a matter of a few months.
The wood is as tied to American history as the ol’ pursuit of happiness, too. Surely while Thomas Jefferson scribed the words to the Declaration of Independence, colonists of the late 1700s felled cherry trees (and others, of course) to turn into the tables and chairs and beds that made life comfortable for their families. Maybe some of that furniture is still around, too.
Yup, Cherry is my Fav!
-- Steve - Dust sucks!