Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry)
Latin: Hymenaea courbaril Origin: Central America
Jatoba is commonly referred to as Brazilian Cherry, particularly by those in the flooring industry. It has been one of the most common exotic woods for interior flooring. The natural light orange to darker reddish brown color makes it perfect for an unstained flooring.
It is extremely hard and dense and is harder to work with but it glues, stains, turns and finishes well. It is also one of the less expensive exotic woods and there is good supply of this material in the market.
medium to coarse texture
Uncommon skin irritation
Ranges from light orangish to darker reddish brown