JATOBA (BRAZILIAN CHERRY) - Hymenaea courbaril

jatoba

NAME: Jatoba
BOTANICAL NAME: Hymenaea courbaril
ALSO KNOWN AS: Courbaril, Brazilian cherry
RANGE: From West Indies, Mexico through Central America and the Amazon basin
STRENGTH PROPERTIES: Very hard, dense and stable.
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Moderately difficult to saw. Turns, glues, and finishes satisfactorily. Planing is difficult. Steam-bends as well as White oak
USES: Tool handles. It is also used for steam-bent parts, flooring, turnery, furniture and cabinetwork, veneer, plywood and other specialty items.