Kahles's rustic cherry, unlike our select cherry, displays many of the naturally occurring characteristics of the species. The color of rustic cherry will range from the white sapwood to the dark reddish-brown heartwood. Defects such as knots, split knots, gum streaks, splits, pits, bird pecking, worm holes, etc. are considered desirable in this grade and are acceptable. The frequency and type of defects which occur naturally are completely random so no guarantee can be made as the the extent or array of rustic qualities present in any given piece.