Description: Brazilian Cherry has interlocked grain. The heartwood is red-brown and is often marked with dark streaks. It is extremely durable and produces extremely long, clear boards that make great Brazilian Cherry Butcher Block Countertops.
Alternate Trade Names: South American Cherry, Courbaril, Locust, West Indian Locust, Jutaby, Alga, Copal, Algarrobo
Origin: South and Central America
Color: Orange-brown, red-brown
Grain: Interlocked grain
Janka Hardness: 3290
Brazilian Cherry Facts: Brazilian Cherry typically grows to be about 100 feet (30 meters) in height. The trunk typically grows to have a diameter of about 2 to 4 feet (0.6 to 1.2 meters). Not only is it used to make wood countertops, but it is also used for boatbuilding, kitchen cupboards, flooring, railroad ties, and different types of sports equipment.
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