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Jatoba (Botanical: Hymenaea courbaril)

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Jatoba By The Numbers:

4.67
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
30.45% heavier than red oak
2653
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
105.66% harder than red oak
0.91
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
42.19% more dense than red oak

Jatoba Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




Video Tutorial on Jatoba

woodworking characteristics

Jatoba Wood Characteristics

Also called Brazilian Cherry, and one of our more popular imported woods. Hard, very heavy, and very tough. The grain is commonly interlocked with a medium coarse texture. Somewhat difficult to work due to its hardness and weight, however Jatoba remains a popular choice for furniture pieces and other woodwork.
color of Jatoba

Color Range

Russett to reddish brown, often with dark stripes or streaks.
other names for Jatoba

Other Names

Alga, Algarrobo, Azucar huayo, Brazilian Cherry, Copal, Copinol, Courbaril, Gaupinol, Jatahy, Jatoba, Jutai, Kawanari, Locust, Pie de venado, Rode locus, Rode rode locus, Sirari, West indian locust
uses for Jatoba

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, cabinets, flooring, veneer, decks, outdoor furniture, trim, stairs, moldings.
the Jatoba tree

What's the Tree Like?

Usually less than 100 feet with a trunk 24-48'', but occasionally larger. May have swollen bases or buttresses and boles clear to 80 feet. The Jatoba tree grows in Central and Tropical South America
map of where this wood grows

Jatoba Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

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Buy Jatoba/Brazilian Cherry 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet

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Buy Jatoba / Brazil Cherry Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

Jatoba / Brazil Cherry Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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Buy Jatoba / Brazil Cherry Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer

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