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Jatoba ( Brazilian Cherry )

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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.
COUNTRY OF
ORIGIN

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.

Jatoba Lumber -

janka hardness: 2,820
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Jatoba Lumber VS Other Common Lumber Species

  Brazilian Cherry
(Jatoba)
Red Oak Spruce Pine
Janka Hardness 2,820 lb 1,290 lb 700 lb
Modulus of Rupture 22,5110 lbf/in² 14,380 lbf/in² 14,380 lbf/in²
Elastic Modulus 2,745,000 lbf/in² 1,761,000 lbf/in² 1,405,000 lbf/in²
Crushing Strength 11,780 lbf/in² 6,780 lbf/in² 5,660 lbf/in²
Average Dry Weight 57 lbs/ft³ 44 lbs/ft³ 33 lbs/ft³

Brazilian Cherry Blanks New Arrival

Jatoba Blanks (Brazilian Cherry)

26mm x 105mm (1.02"x 4.13") Random Lengths
Small Quantities: $7.50
$5.50
Bulk Discounts Available
For smaller or larger quantities, call for pricing and availability.

Jatoba Blanks (Brazilian Cherry)

26mm x 130mm (1.02"x 5.11") Random Lengths
Small Quantities: $7.50
$5.70
Bulk Discounts Available
For smaller or larger quantities, call for pricing and availability.

Jatoba Blanks (Brazilian Cherry)

26mm x 155mm (1.02"x 6.10") Random Lengths
Small Quantities: $7.50
$5.90
Bulk Discounts Available
For smaller or larger quantities, call for pricing and availability.

Jatoba Blanks (Brazilian Cherry)

26mm x 180mm (1.02"x 7.08") Random Lengths
Small Quantities: $7.50
$6.10
Bulk Discounts Available
For smaller or larger quantities, call for pricing and availability.

Jatoba Beams

Jatoba 3x8 Beam

2½″ x 7 ¼″
$20.72
$2.06

Jatoba 3x12 Beam

2½″ x 11 ¼″
$33.62
$2.06

Brazilian Cherry Blanks Photos

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Brazilian Cherry Lumber

janka hardness: 2820
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Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry)

4/4
$7.50
Bulk Discounts Available
For smaller or larger quantities, call for pricing and availability.

Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry)

8/4
$8.90
Bulk Discounts Available
For smaller or larger quantities, call for pricing and availability.
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Additional Photos

jatoba fireplace
Above:  Fireplace mantel built by Rob Pelc using Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry).  This can be a difficult wood to work because of the density, but the end results are beautiful & durable.
jatoba fireplace detail
Above: Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) Fireplace mantel close up details.
brazilian cherry logs
Above:  Some enormous logs.  Notice the small amount of sapwood on the Brazilian Cherry logs.
jatoba lumber
Above:  Picture of owner Rob Pelc inspecting some Brazilian Cherry logs in Brazil. Brazilian Cherry is as abundant as oak in the united states.
brazilian cherry being milled
Above:  Brazilian Cherry logs being milled at a mill in Brazil.
brazilian cherry being milled
Above:  Brazilian Cherry logs arriving at a lumber mill in Brazil.
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