In America, cherry wood is the possibly the most prized furniture hardwood, and some of the highest valued antiques around the globe are made from cherry. Cherry, very decay resistant and durable, can be anywhere in between tan blond and deep brown. As it darkens naturally, it has blending hues of golden yellow to deep red. Cherry has a satiny, straight grain and an even, fine grain. It also has a moderate natural luster. This prized wood is one of the best woods for workability and is very shock resistant. Because the smooth, satiny grain of cherry wood adds so much charm to rooms, it is a a great choice for furniture and cabinetry.