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Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba)

Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba)

Janka Hardness 2820 (what's this? )
Brazilian Cherry is 224% as hard as Red Oak (2820 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Brazilian Cherry
  • Botanical Name
    Hymenaea, courbaril
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Jatoba , Paquio in Bolivia, Guapinol in C. America
  • Origin
    South America , North America, Central America
  • Description
    Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) is a hard, heavy, and stong wood. It has a golden luster and an interlocking grain.
  • Stability
    Brazilian Cherry demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    No information available at this time
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Brazilian Cherry will change over time from a yellow tan salmon color to into a deep rich red color.
  • Color Range
    Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) coloring ranges from light yellows and pinkish reds to streaked darker browns.

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