Brazilian Cherry / Jatoba

Formal Name: Hymenaea courbaril
Color: Sapwood can be wide and is either white or pink and sometimes gray. Heartwood varies from salmon red to orange brown which darkens to a red brown when exposed to sun.
Shade: Dark
Grain: Moderately interlocked with Medium to coarse texture with moderately interlocked grain.
Workability: Moderately difficult to saw and machine, largely because of its high density. It can be machined to a smooth surface, except in planing where interlocked grain causes issues.
Physical Properties: Jatoba is prized for its pleasing color, beauty and durability. A high density wood that is one of the hardest wood species. Steam-bending properties are comparable to white oak.
Uses: fine furniture, cabinetry, flooring, stair treads, parquet, architectural details, shipbuilding, joinery and turnery.
Interior/Exterior: both interior and exterior
Origin: Caribbean, Central and South America

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Wood is a natural product. Some variation in color and grain pattern will occur between samples, images on this website, photographs and any specific installation.

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