Brazilian Cherry

"hymenaea courbaril"

Russet to reddish brown, often marked with darker streaks

From:
Brazil, Peru, Bolivia

Use:
Flooring, turnery, furniture and cabinet work

Availability:
Readily available in 4/4", 5/4", 6/4" and 8/4" thickness

Relative Working Properties:

Machining Resistance to
Splitting in Nailing
Resistance to
Splitting in Screwing
Gluing
Difficult Difficult Difficult Easy

 

Physical Properties:

Shipping Weight Janka Hardness
5.3-5.7 lbs per bft dry 2,350-3,290 lbs @ 12% M.C.