Jatoba (Botanical: Hymenaea courbaril)Information to help you do fine woodworking with Jatoba - all products are listed at bottom
Jatoba By The Numbers:
Jatoba Compared to Red Oak:
Jatoba Wood CharacteristicsAlso 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 RangeRussett to reddish brown, often with dark stripes or streaks.
Other NamesAlga, 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
Some Typical UsesFurniture, cabinets, flooring, veneer, decks, outdoor furniture, trim, stairs, moldings.
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
Jatoba Lumber Products for Sale with Prices
Jatoba/Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Sample
Jatoba/Brazilian Cherry 4/4 Lumber
Jatoba/Brazilian Cherry 8/4 Lumber
Jatoba/Brazilian Cherry 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
Jatoba/Brazilian Cherry 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
Jatoba / Brazil Cherry Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
Jatoba / Brazil Cherry Veneer 4 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
Jatoba Pen Blanks