Jatobá (Brazilian Cherry)
Jatobá, also known as Brazilian Cherry, grows in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and in the West Indies. Its gluing and nailing properties are excellent, making it a fitting choice for its common applications of cabinetwork, flooring, exterior and interior joinery, stairs, carpentry, decorative veneers, and many other purposes. Jatobá’s heartwood is pinkish brown-beige to red-brown, with fine veins variable in color. It is a medium-textured, heavy wood with a straight grain.
|Common name||Scientific name||Color||Grain pattern||Features||Common uses||Specific gravity|
|Jatobá||Hymenaea Corbaril||Pinkish brown-beige to red-brown heartwood with fine veins variable in color||Straight||Medium-textured, heavy wood||Cabinetwork, flooring, exterior and interior joinery, stairs, carpentry, decorative veneers and many other purposes||0.85|
|Approximately 955 kg/m3 (at 12% M.C.)||No difficulty||Good||Good holding of nails||Good||Selects and better||4/4 and 5/4 x RWL|