Jatoba // Hymenaea courbaril

Jatoba lumber wood, Hymenaea courbaril lumber for woodworking
"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, 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.
Jatoba grows in Latin America
map of where Jatoba 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 psi)
Density

0.91

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

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak