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  • Very

  • Resistant to

  • Resistant to
    Weather Changes

  • High-

  • 4.67 LBS/BF

    Air Dry Density

  • 0.94

    Specific Gravity

  • Very

  • Resistant to

  • Resistant to
    Weather Changes

  • High-

  • 6.67 LBS/BF

    Air Dry Density

  • 0.94

    Specific Gravity




5/4"x6" (1" x 5.5" Kiln Dried)

3’ - 24’


  • Cabinetwork (high class furniture)
  • Current furniture or furniture components
  • Sliced veneer
  • Industrial or heavy flooring
  • Flooring
  • Stairs (inside)
  • Wood frame house
  • Exterior joinery
  • Exterior panelling
  • Interior panelling
  • Tool handles (resilient woods)
  • Turned goods
  • Ship building (ribs)
  • Vehicle or container flooring
  • Musical instruments
  • Arched goods
  • Wood-ware
  • Sculpture
  • Moulding
  • Cooperage

  • Note: End-uses under permanent humidification (contact with water or with ground) are possible with the species presenting a very good durability.


    You can’t think about Jatoba without its exceptional qualities coming to mind. The use of this wood in construction projects makes it stand out from the rest.

    What’s to love about Jatoba

    • Its excellent durability and decay-resistant properties. • The long lifespan of over 25 years.

    • Its natural oils and very dense fibers make it naturally resistant to mold and fungi.

    • Color that is so beautiful it will make your other lumber jealous. The Jatoba exudes a resin named copal or jutaicica used to make varnish.

    • Jatoba is a fan favorite for furniture, cabinetry, and other small specialty items.

    • The passage of time gives rise to its color, earning it its nickname: “Brazilian Cherry”.

    • Unlike some other oily woods, Jatoba is easy to polish leaving you with a beautiful shine.

    Keep an eye on

    • Prolonged exposure to sunlight may lead to a beautiful change in color.

    • While it is a premium wood, it can be difficult to work with at times.

    • Nailing and screwing with Jatoba tends to be hassle-free, although pre-drilling is recommended.

    • The presence of tannins may make it difficult to glue.

    • Slow drying is recommended as there is a risk of deformation.

    Take an expert’s word for it

    Henry Eliott

    “Jatoba is a very hardwood, but with a particular beauty. Personally, I love to see it around the kitchen as part of the furniture or as cutting boards or plates to serve a country dish.”

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