Jatoba Wood Lumber

Jatoba Wood Lumber – also known as Brazilian Cherry in the hardwood flooring industry. It has no relation to domestic Cherry, except for its natural color resembling the commonly stained color of domestic Cherry on furniture. Jatoba varies from a light orangish-brown to a darker reddish-brown, sometimes with contrasting darker grayish-brown streaks. Its color tends to darken upon exposure to light. Jatoba is used in flooring, furniture, cabinetry, tool handles, shipbuilding, railroad ties, turned objects and small specialty items. Jatoba is very durable regarding rot resistance and is resistant to insects.

Workability: Jatoba Wood Lumber is also known as Brazilian Cherry in the hardwood flooring industry. It has no relation to domestic Cherry, except for its natural color resembling the commonly stained color of domestic is difficult to work with due to its density and has a moderate blunting effect on tool cutters. It also tends to be difficult to plane without tearout due to its interlocking grain. Jatoba glues, stains, turns and finishes well, and responds well to steam-bending.

Jatoba Wood Lumber

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