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. 

Characteristics

Origin of Wood TypeSouth America
Botanical NameHymenaea Courbaril
Specific Gravity.90
Avg. Weight Per BF5.6 lbs
Color RangeBrown to slight red brown
Rarity / AvailabilityCommon
Typical Avg. Width5 – 12 inches
Typical Avg. Length8 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor20%
Wood UsesFurniture, Cabinetry, and Flooring
Lumber GradesFAS
Other Trade Names Brazilian Cherry

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