Stain in cherry tree - what does it look like?

Cherry wood is one of the more valuable domestic woods, but unsuitable or too expensive for many uses. As an alternative, to stain other woods in cherry tree, to achieve a similar high-quality appearance. With which color results you can expect, and what you should pay attention to, read here.

color result

The natural color of cherry wood may vary. In addition to a clearly reddish tint, stitches to yellowish and a slight green cast in the heartwood occasionally occur.

However, the "typical" cherry wood color is the clearly reddish stitch. Essential for the cherry-tree look is also a clear longitudinal striation in the darker latewood with very dense and fine rays of wood.

Suitable grain

If you want to stain wood in cherry look, you should pay particular attention that it is a wood with similar grain - so much darker latewood and only dense and fine rays. Otherwise, the cherry-tree look looks unnatural.

Well suited as a substitute for cherry is beech (undamped). It can be pickled very well on cherry tree look. Other options would be American alder, in some cases birch wood also works, especially if it is naturally reddish in tone.

Tips for application

Before applying the stain, however, it is necessary to check the final result and, if necessary, to work with a suitable dilution. Beech is definitely the time-tested classic cherry substitute and probably the best alternative when it comes to a reasonably accurate color result and the fewest problems arise.

Factors that influence the color result are always:

  • wood texture
  • groundwood
  • possible watering of the wood before pickling
  • Type of stain
  • Type of application of stain

Here you get some leeway to adjust the color as desired.

Tips & Tricks

You should always consider in advance whether you use water-soluble, spirit-soluble or solvent-based stains. This too influences the color result in the end.

Video Board: Identifying Wild Black Cherry Trees