Jatoba Veneer

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Characteristics of Jatoba Veneer

Latin name:

Hymenaea courbaril; Fam. Fabaceae

Other names:

Brazilian Cherry, Algarrobo, Cuapinol, Courbaril, Guapinol, Jatahy, Kawanari, Locust, Paquio, Rode Locus, West Indian Locust


wood of extreme hardness and high density, interlocked grain, medium to coarse texture with natural luster, difficult to saw and plane, one of the most popular exotic woods, similar to Teak

Wood color:

gray white or pinkish sapwood, heartwood can show large color variations: orange brown to salmon red, deep red when freshly cut turning to rich reddish brown when seasoned, wood sometimes developes black streaks


Southern Mexico, Central America, extending to Brazil, Bolivia and Peru


floorings, furnitures, tool handles, stair treads, railroad ties, carpentry, cabinetry, woodworking joinery, athletic equipment

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