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.
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