Rustic Cherry has a wide variation in color, ranging from nearly white to dark reddish brown. There will be “character” spots (knots, burls, blemishes, etc.) on the center panels, and they may also be on the stiles and rails of the door and drawer fronts, which could impact hardware placement. Knots, if they appear, will be sound and will be closed. At certain angles, light could be visible through the knot. Dark pockets, pin knots and random streaks are expected. More than most woods, Rustic Cherry will darken when exposed to light, especially with light stains. Due to natural variations inherent to the species, stains on Rustic Cherry will not produce a single, perfectly uniform color tone. Often there will be regions of moderate to intense color variation, even within a single piece of Rustic Cherry. This is considered to be due to the natural variation inherent to wood, and is part of wood’s natural beauty.