Natural cherry is varnished, but not stained. The natural color of cherry comes through.
Cherry is a straight grained hardwood with a very uniform texture and a rich luster. Its heartwood is light to dark reddish brown. Cherry darkens gradually with age and sunlight, talking on more deep red and brown coloration. This change in color is substantial. Its species name is Prunus Serotina. Its Janka rating (hardness and resistance to scrapes, gouges and cuts) is 950.