Jatoba Lumber

Jatoba Lumber

CHARACTERISITICS:

USES:  Flooring, stair parts, furniture and handles
ORIGINS: Mainly Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia
BOTANICAL NAME:  Hymeneae courbaril
COMMON NAME: Brazilian Cherry
COLOR DETAILS: Consistent Deep russet brown, darkens over time with exposure to light
WEIGHT: approx 5.6 lbs per B.F.
WORKABILITY: Very Hard will dull blades and tools. Glues and finishes well. Can be challenging to surface due to interlocking grain.

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Jatoba Lumber for Sale

Jatoba is commonly known as Brazilian Cherry although the only thing it seems to have in common with North American Cherry is a red color.  Jatoba is very hard and dense making it very useful in flooring, furniture and tool handles.  Jatoba will darken with light exposure becoming a deep, dark red over time.