Cherry veneer is typically a warm pinkish to red toned wood that ages to a nice reddish brown color. Cherry is a hardwood and is easy to work with and strong.
It has a satiny texture, tight uniform grain, and includes a common grain characteristic of slight figure or flashing. It is best finished with a clear coat to preserve the warmth and color.
Veneer opens a whole new world of woodworking to even the most experienced craftsperson.
The crisscross design of wood veneer reduces the chances of splitting or cracking and the glue is the same strong, waterproof adhesive used in aircraft and marine construction!
The result is actually stronger than the natural wood. Many people mistakenly assume that veneered furniture is inferior to or cheaper than solid wood; however, veneers quite often are used for high end furniture pieces and it can be more costly than solid wood. With an exotic veneer, simple projects can be turned into works of art. In fact, a highly figured veneer can often be the qualifying characteristic that makes one project stand well above the rest.