Jatoba / Brazilian Cherry

Formal Name: Hymenaea Courbaril

Color: Sapwood can be wide and is either white or pink and sometimes gray. Heartwood varies from salmon red to orange brown which darkens to a red brown when exposed to sun.

Shade: dark

Workability: The wood is moderately difficult to saw and machine, largely because of its high density. It can be machined to a smooth surface, except in planing. The wood is somewhat difficult to plane because of the interlocked grain. It is moderately easy to glue and finishes satisfactorily.

Physical Properties: Jatoba is prized for its pleasing color, beauty and durability. A high density wood that is one of the hardest wood species. Steam-bending properties are comparable to white oak.

Interior/Exterior: both interior and exterior