Lumber Thicknesses: 4/4 through 8/4
Lumber Grades: Prime
Quartered Material Available
Sheet Goods: Available in a Variety of Grades
- Is an extremely dense wood that weighs about 56 pounds per cubic foot when seasoned, making it denser than teak.
- In addition to its density, the wood is extremely shock resistant.
- Jatoba has heartwood that varies in color from a salmon red to an orange brown when it is freshly cut.
- The wood then darkens to a red brown color when seasoned.
- It frequently has dark streaks; its sapwood can be wide and is much lighter in color — either white or pink and sometimes gray.
- The wood has a natural luster and a "warm glow," especially when planed.
- Jatoba is hard to dry, therefore some drying problems, such as surface checking and warping may occur.
- Wood is stable in service and has excellent strength properties.
- Low stiffness and moderate steam bending rating.
- The wood can be hard to work, having sever blunting effect on tools and moderate difficulty.