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.
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.