Mahaleb or Mahaleb cherry is similar to our standard cherry woods, still with a more defined and characteristic look to it.
This type of cherry is native in the middle and southern portions of Europe as well as in Anatonia. It grows mostly on rocky, less dense forested areas and has more of a bush-like appearance.
Its properties and maintenance need are virtually identical to the cherry we described earlier, with a significant difference in its pattern; Mahaleb has more defined age rings and patterns giving the wood a more distinct look.
Its color also has some interesting variance as it becomes a buttery, bone-like yellow, giving the age rings a more defined look.