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Jatoba ( Brazilian Cherry )
|DESCRIPTION||Jatoba heartwood is salmon red to orange-brown marked with dark brown streaks. It has a golden luster. Grain is usually interlocked with a medium to coarse texture.
Weight is about 56lbs per cu .ft.
South America (Brazil)
|BOTANICAL NAME||Hymenaea Courbaril|
|OTHER NAMES||Brazilian Cherry, Jutaby, West Indian Locust, Copal, Guapinal|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||Very strong, hard and tough. Has very good bending characteristics. High shock resistance.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Moderately difficult to work due to to its high density. Moderate blunting effect on cutters. Nails poorly, but holds screws well. Glues and stains well, but does not take a high polish.|
|DURABILITY||Moderately durable, but non-durable when a high proportion of sapwood is present. Very resistant to termites and extremely resistant to preservative treatment.|
|SEASONING||Drying is rapid and difficult. Tendency for moderate surface checking, warping and case hardening. Slow drying is recommended. Small movement.|
|USES||Furniture, cabinetmaking, joinery, turning, tool handles, sporting goods, flooring, wheel rims.|
|COMMENTS||Second growth timber has wide sapwood of grayish-pink color and is sliced for decorative veneers.|