Sweet cherry or wild cherry is widely grown in the UK, both for its fruit (special cultivars, often plugged onto a different stem) and its appearance. Usually this tree does not come in big pieces, but on the odd occasion we do get sizeable chunks.

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Cherry has a particular, but not unpleasant smell when worked. It generally turns very well, and a nice polish can be achieved. Colouration varies widely, although most pieces will eventually develop into a creamy orange.

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