JATOBA EXOTIC WOOD
With heart wood color similar to black cherry, Jatoba is often marketed as “Brazilian Cherry”. It is a very dense, oily lumber that is excellent for outdoor applications. Finishing can be a problem- Jatoba exudes so much oil that nothing wants to stick to it! Jatoba can also be used for interior furniture but there are other species that tool better and are easier to finish. It does make superior flooring.
Characteristics of Jatoba
|Origin of Wood Type||South America|
|Botanical Name||Hymenaea courbaril|
|Avg. Weight Per BF||4.67 lb/ bf|
|Color Range||Pinkish Red – Orange – Brown|
|Rarity / Availability||Readily Available|
|Typical Avg. Width||5″ to 12″|
|Typical Avg. Length||8′ to 14′|
|Avg. Waste Factor||0.3|
|Wood Uses||Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Stair Treads, Flooring, Decking and other uses|
|Lumber Grades||Common 1 & 2, FAS, Remans Grade|
|Other Trade Names||Brazilian Cherry, Courbaril, West Indian Locust, Jutaby, Amerelo, Copal. Marbre, Guapinal, Algarrobo|
Brazilian Cherry Lumber Detailed Pricing:
|Thickness||Grade||Figure Type||Grain Orientation||Width Range||Length Range||Price Per BF|
|4/4||FAS||None||Mix||4.00″ to 8.50″||96.00″ to 168.00″||$11.00|
Sample Pictures of Jatoba
Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.
All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color. We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.