JATOBA: Hymenaea courbaril

Jatoba is commonly known as Brazilian Cherry. It is prized for its exceptional beauty and hardness. Heartwood ranges from deep red to striking orange. The grain is tightly interwoven and visually textured, but polishes to a bright sheen. Pre-drill to avoid splitting. Steam-bending works well with Jatoba. Common uses include flooring, stair treads, furniture, tool handles and sporting goods. Jatoba weighs in at 56 lbs. per cubic foot. Janka scale: 2350