Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba)

Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba)

Brazilian Cherry hardwood lumber, sometimes known as ‘Jatoba,’ is sold across South America. Brazilian Cherry is sourced from renowned mills in Brazil. After surfacing, Jatoba has a lighter, golden tone but quickly darkens to a reddish-brown tint. It has a medium texture and a grain pattern that ranges from straight to wavy.

Brazilian Cherry is dense, sturdy, and long-lasting, as well as rot and termite resistant. The working properties are excellent. It is widely used in fine hardwood furniture, tool handles, stair treads, and high-end custom flooring because it has a wonderful natural shine when finished.

Janka Hardness:

2,690 lbf

Average Dried Weight:

57 lbs/ft3 (910 kg/m3)


Jatoba is considered difficult to work with on account of its density and hardness and has a moderate blunting effect on tool cutters. Jatoba also tends to be challenging to plane without tear-out due to its interlocking grain. However, Jatoba glues, stains, turns and finishes well. Responds well to steam-bending.

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