Know Your Staircase: Cherry Wood Staircase
Easily recognizable by its distinctive elegant red hue, owning a cherry wood staircase certainly raises the caliber of your home.
The cherry wood tree is not only known for its red hue, but it's also known as how its hue innately deepens over time. Moreover, these trees can live for up to 200 years — a proof that its durability can withstand time. It is a brown American hardwood that is well known for its quality to darken with age. Our Sacramento stair contractor services often receive job orders for cherry wood stairs; compared to oak, cherry wood are sturdier and with less grain — a trait most of our clients prefer.
Cherry wood stairs are very easy to clean and maintain, very durable for daily use, and its popular for its simplicity and satin like texture. Finishers apply a medium to dark finish to enhance the natural mahogany-red tones.
There are different kinds of wood materials used for the staircase. American Black Cherry or simply known as “cherry”, is one of the most common type of cherry wood used for building staircases. When cut, it has a light pinkish brown in color, then it’ll darken to a deep golden brown color when exposed to light. It’s one of the best woods for workability; however, staining cherry woods could be difficult due to its finer pores.
Meanwhile, another fine cherry wood is the Brazilian Cherry or Jatoba. Unlike the American Black Cherry, the Jatoba’s color varies from a light orange brown color; some even darker reddish brown with gray brown streaks. Jatoba is very durable; in fact, it’s difficult to work on because of its grain.
Most of the time, our Sacramento stair builder pros are handling cherry wood staircase projects. Nevertheless, we also offer cherry wood stair parts like balusters or spindles.