Jatoba: Exotic Wood

Jatoba is a very dense and heavy exotic wood often referred to as Brazilian Cherry. The color in Jatoba resembles American Cherry with a little bit more brown color. Jatoba is used heavily in the flooring industry since it is very durable and affordable for an exotic wood. 

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Characteristics

Origin of Wood Type South America
Botanical Name Hymenaea Courbaril
Specific Gravity .90
Avg. Weight Per BF 5.6 lbs
Color Range Brown to slight red brown
Rarity / Availability Common
Typical Avg. Width 5 – 12 inches
Typical Avg. Length 8 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor 20%
Wood Uses Furniture, Cabinetry, and Flooring
Lumber Grades FAS
Other Trade Names Brazilian Cherry

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