Color/Appearance: Heartwood varies from a light orangish brown to a darker reddish brown, sometimes with contrasting darker grayish brown streaks. Color tends darken upon exposure to light. Sapwood is a light grayish yellow, clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
Workability: Jatoba is considered difficult to work with on account of its density and hardness, and has a moderate blunting effect on tool cutters. Jatoba also tends to be difficult to plane without tearout due to its interlocking grain. However, Jatoba glues, stains, turns, and finishes well. Responds well to steam-bending.
Origin of Wood Type South America
Botanical Name Hymenaea courbaril
Specific Gravity 0.91
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
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