Published at Sunday, July 07th 2019. by Alonza Fermi in Wood.
If you are contemplating a new coffee table for your favorite living room and want to create a statement while also ensuring a 'sound investment' on your purchase, there are few choices better to that of a cherry wood table.
Though it is sometimes not as easy to locate as more common woods like Oak, cherry wood has one of the most lustrous grains, and is a guaranteed way to add warmth and elegance to any room's decor.
Before you create the choice to purchase a coffee table made from another type of wood, you must first‐consider the advantages of cherry and what a table made of this wood could do for your home.
The 'cherry wood' used for most tables sold in the United States is derived from 'cherry trees grown' in the mountains of Appalachia and the Alleghany Mountains of West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
This hardwood has traditionally been much sought after due to it's attractive grain, and it's shiny surface that seem to almost 'glow' with warmth.
It's consistency of color and density has created it an perfect wood to use in furniture construction for centuries, as evidenced by the many fine pieces of "antique cherry wood furniture " that you could find on the market.
WHAT COULD CHERRY DO FOR YOU?
Cherry is also one of the 'hardest woods' used in the manufacture of furniture of any kind. A cherry wood coffee table is 'very difficult' to damage, as the wood resists all but the most intense scraping or denting.
Every homeowner knows how much abuse the average coffee table could take during the course of it's life. Children, pets, and even adults could climb on, rub against, and bump into these tables on a regular basis.
Furthermore, coffee tables are often knocked over, leading to damage of the surface of the wood and it's structural integrity.
Cherry wood is denser than most wood types and thus 'heavier as well'. With each cubic foot of the wood weighing around thirty‐five pounds, a cherry wood coffee table is sturdy enough to remain upright even when bumped into.
A SOUND INVESTMENT
Given it's strength and durability, a cherry wood coffee table is one of the best coffee table investments you could create.
The hard surface is guaranteed to last for a lifetime, while the wood's overall surface and color would only grow more elegant and attractive over time. Te soundness of your investment could be seen just by observing the quality of classic, antique cherry tables of all kinds ‐ even ones built hundreds of years ago still maintain the refined appearance they had when first constructed.
Years after creating the choice to buy a 'cherry wood coffee table' and attach it to your favorite living room set, friends and families would still marvel at the beauty of the piece.
In fact, cherry grows only more attractive with the passage of time, as it goes from it's initial light brown color to it's aged, elegant, and instantly recognizable brownish‐red hue.
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