Jatoba » Hymenaea courbaril

Why Jatoba?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

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
Weight

4.67

lbs /Bd. Ft.
30.45% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2653

Janka Rating (?)
105.66% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.91

Specific Gravity (?)
42.19% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Jatoba:

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak

Video Tutorial

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Jatoba/Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Sample
Jatoba/Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Sample
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Jatoba/Brazilian Cherry 4/4 Lumber
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Jatoba/Brazilian Cherry 4/4 Craft Pack: 10 Board Feet
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Jatoba/Brazilian Cherry 4/4 Project Pack: 20 Board Feet
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Jatoba / Brazil Cherry Veneer 2 x 8 Sheet: Paper back veneer
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Jatoba Pen Blanks
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