Aljoma Lumber Jatoba

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.

Jatobá Specifications
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
Weight Machining Gluing Nailing Finishing Grade Specs
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