Hardwoods like cherry and mahogany are a distinctive choice for enduring furniture. That’s why so many antiques and custom wood furnishings feature hardwood construction. Such pieces provide years of beauty and comfort when maintained properly and treated carefully. Cabinetmakers frequently utilize hardwood materials for interior woodwork like frames and joints as well.
Due to the wood’s complexity and availability of materials, solid hardwood joinery is usually more expensive—albeit stronger—than softwood. Incredibly durable and workable, mahogany has always been popular thanks to its sturdiness and exquisite beauty, and cherry is historically renowned for its impeccable beauty.
Solid Mahogany Bathroom Vanity Cabinet with Mirrors Kiln dried and constructed from solid mahogany, this bathroom vanity was carved and crafted by hand. It has a light salak finish with gold-leaf accents, gadroon carved accents, Corinthian columns, intricate inlaid foliage designs, two beveled mirrors, four shaped doors, antiqued brass pulls, three cabinets, three removable shelves, and a black serpentine marble top.
Solid Mahogany Burgundy Leather Swivel Bar Stool Crafted in the traditional style, this leather bar stool was kiln dried as well as carved and crafted by hand. It has a cherry finish, burgundy leather upholstery, brass-nail head-trim, scroll arms, swivel seat, and round foot rest, all in traditional style.
6-Piece 14-foot Cherry Marble-topped Home Bar with 5 Bar Stools. Also made in the traditional style and kiln dried, this home bar boasts solid mahogany construction with a cherry finish. The cabinetmakers used Old World techniques like tongue-and-groove joinery and solid wood construction. The bar has a removable white marble top, carved front, ten dovetail drawers, antiqued brass pulls, open and removable shelving, cabinets with removable shelving, carved doors, a rack for wine bottle with thirty shelves, and exquisite detailing.
36-inch Cherry Corner Pet Bed A perfect place for the sophisticated pet, this animal bed was crafted by hand (not mass produced). Some details include cherry finish, scalloped front, gadroon edge, bun feet, removable tan cushion, tongue-and-groove joinery, traditional styling and carved personalized name (optional).
Hardwoods are ideal for heavy, solid furniture and popular for veneering. All in all, different types of wood materials lend themselves to various tasks and processes. Hardwood furniture is more expensive due to its rarity and natural look or grain. Cherry and mahogany are popular choices for solid furniture, cabinetry, flooring, furnishings, and musical instruments.