A good wood - is it???
I have a few questions about American Black Cherry wood:
1) Is this good, better, or best in terms of wood for furniture?
2) Where exactly does it rate among others?
3) Is it very hard in that it won't scratch easily?
I'm talking about a dining room set made from this, and the website states that it is solid, no veneers or selected woods, just all cherry. I asked about the manufacturer and I was told it's private label sold exclusively through the linked website. It's one of their best sellers, so they say.
The set is a table with 2 leaves that extends to 108", with 2 arm chairs, 4 side chairs and buffet for $5K (free shipping). Does that sound reasonable for a Black Cherry set with those pieces?
Obviously, I never bought a DR before. Anything else I should be considering when purchasing online or at a store?
Here is a link that might be useful: American Black Cherry DR set