Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) is a beautiful species with naturally rich color
and superior hardness making it well suited for both residential and
commercial applications. When first milled, Jatoba is a tan/salmon
color w/black striping which turns a rich deep red color over time. This
species is the most popular imported species given its inherent beauty, rich
coloring and superior hardness.
Janka Hardness: 3290
Brazilian Cherry varies from yellowish hues to pink/reds to dark reds with
black striping. Quartered selection yields the most uniform look/color
Color Change: Like
domestic cherry, Brazilian Cherry will change dramatically over time from
the yellow/tan/salmon color when freshly milled into a deep rich reddish
color. In direct sunlight, the color change will occur within a few days.
Out of sunlight, it will oxidize slowly over six months. Water based
finishes tend to retard the color change while oil based finishes enhance
is medium to rather coarse; grain mostly interlocked; golden luster.
is salmon red to orange brown when fresh, becoming russet to reddish brown
when seasoned; often marked with dark streaks. Jatoba is durable and
provides great wear-resistance.