Owing to its attractive reddish-brown colouring, cherry is a popular decor wood which is also used in musical instrument making. Its red fruit has become a symbol of love, passion and beauty. As with all kinds of fruit, the cherry tree is considered to be “female”. Cherry wood has a uniform structure with fine pores and dense fibres. Its colouring ranges from yellowish or reddish brown to vibrant red-brown. It is used for (period) furniture, wall-panelling and parquet flooring as well as for turned artefacts and inlays.