This section is from the book "Your Home And Its Decoration", by The Sherwin-Williams Company. See also: Nell Hill's Feather Your Nest: It's All in the Details.
The wild cherry tree supplies the cherry wood of commerce. This wood is strong, hard, red-colored, and one of the most popular decorative woods of the American forests. It can be readily stained Handcraft mahogany (specification 16), and is very beautiful when finished natural (specification 13). Cherry wood is close grained and does not require filling. It is capable of taking a very high finish. (Specifications 13 and 15.)
Plate CXXIV. Cherry.