Wood from the Cherry tree is light in color when new, but ages to a rich, red brown. A year makes a big difference. See the new and the two year old table tops compared here. Cherry is easy to match into controlled displays of figure. Scattered dark mineral streaks are typical marks of character.
I got my cherry rocker about 2 weeks ago. I knew it would be nice, but when I unwrapped it I was amazed at the perfection of it! The joinery, finish, and comfort are more than I could have hoped for. I've never seen a piece of furniture of this quality.
Thank you for your craftsmanship and outstanding rocking chair!
San Diego, CA