Jatoba, similar in color to the domestic Cherry that is found in the US as it has an aged reddish-brown found in some interior furniture. Jatoba is exceptionally stiff, strong, and hard; offering great value for those seeking high-strength and low-cost lumber for their projects.
Other Common Names: Brazilian Cherry, Hymeneal Courbaril
Sourcing Region: Central and South America
Color, Pattern, Texture: Jatoba color varies from a light orangish-brown to a darker reddish brown. Sometimes with a contrast of darker grayish brown streaks and color tends to darken with light exposure. The grain of Jatoba is typically interlocked, with medium to coarse texture.
Common Uses and Applications: Jatoba can be used for your interior and exterior projects; such as flooring, furniture, cabinetry, turned objects, and more.
Working Properties: Jatoba is considered difficult to work with on account of its density and hardness; it has a moderate blunting effect on tool cutters. Jatoba may be difficult to plane without tearout due to its interlocking grain, however it glues, stains, turns, and finishes well. For Jatoba, we offer a wide selection of DeckWise tools to help you work with hardwoods.
How to care for it: We offer a wide selection of products to care for your projects, visit our ‘Decking’ section.
Grades: Select & Better
Length and Width: 6’and longer – 4” and wider
Density:Janka Hardness 2,350 (The denser a wood is, the harder, stronger, and more durable. Most hardwoods have a higher density than most softwoods)
Odor: No characteristic odor