Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterAlso 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 Latin America
4.67lbs /Bd. Ft.
2653Janka Rating (?)
0.91Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Jatoba:
Ease of Finishing