Origin: Jatoba, also known as Brazilian Cherry, is found in southern Mexico, Central America, West Indies, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.
Color: The heartwood is a red-orange color when freshly cut; when seasoned the color darkens and often has dark stripes. The sapwood is light gray, sometimes with a pink hue, and can be wide and clearly defined.
Janka Hardness: 2690 (hard)
Decay and Weather Resistance: Jatoba is rated as very durable and rot resistant. It is known to be resistant to termites and most insects.
Workability: Because Jatoba has a high density, it is can be difficult to work with and plane. It holds nails and screws well, but you may need to pre-bore the holes. It will glue, stain, turn, and finish well.
Uses: Because of its color and durability, Jatoba is popular for flooring. It is also a good choice for turning, fine furniture, and cabinetry.
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