Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Cherry Flutes: A real challenge!

Cherry hardwood is widely considered the most prized wood for furniture, flooring, and cabinetry. The beautiful color, grain, and satin finish make it the top choice for show and collection. The many species; American, Black, European, or Brazilian all provide amazing results. This is not to say, however, that Cherry woodworking is without challenge, especially when working small pieces. For that reason, Flutes made from Cherry are special. Cherry darkens with age and is best finished with the following stains highlighting its red color; Cherry, clear, Red Mahogany, and Red Oak. The flutes shown here were all made from the same piece of Cherry flatwood stained with Red Mahogany, Danish Walnut, and Cherry. The beautiful grain comes out in each. These are my favorite flutes to date.