> The Colors of Jatoba
The Look of Jatoba
Jatoba wood has a golden luster. Its texture ranges from medium to coarse, with an interwoven grain. In its natural state, Jatoba shows very pronounced color variation when exposed to intense light.
The sapwood of Jatoba may be white, gray, or pink. The heartwood ranges from salmon to orange-brown when freshly cut. With age, it turns a rusty brown and is often marked with dark stripes.
Jatoba shows full, rich color through the entire thickness of the wood, which helps to hide wear marks.
Jatoba: An evocative look that leaves a lasting impression!
The Facts on Jatoba
Jatoba can be found in southern Mexico, throughout Central America, and as far south as northern Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru. It grows best on the crests and sides of mountains or on high riverbanks. Jatoba can attain a height of 130 ft. [40 m] and a diameter of 4 ft. [1.2 m]. The trunk is well formed, often smooth for 40 to 80 ft. [12.2 to 24.4 m].
||Santos Mahogany, Cabreuva
Values are given in pounds. The higher the number, the harder the wood.
||Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba)