Jatoba, also called Brazilian Cherry (scientific name: Hymenaeacourbaril), has a heartwood of light orange-brown to red-brown color. Sapwood is light gray-yellow in color and is clearly distinguishable from the heartwood. Its texture is medium to coarse, luster is good and grain is generally interlocked.
Jatoba is commonly found in Central America, South America and the West Indies. It is rated very durable, and is resistant to decay and insect attack.
11,950 N(2,690 lbf)
910 kg/m3(57 lbs/ft3)
Density and interlocked grain make it harder to work with. Lumber with less interlocked grain can be surface planed to a smooth finish. Interlocked grain makes it prone to tear-out while planing. Expect moderate blunting effect on cutting tools. Responds well to steam bending. It is good with glues and stains, and finishes well.