Jatoba veneer, an exotic hardwood that is often referred to at Brazilian cherry, is medium orange brown in color that ages to a deep dark brown. It is available in 4′ x 8′ sheets in FlexVen™ 10 and FlexVen™ 20 paper backed sheets with a PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) option. Flat cut Jatoba wood veneer is also available in a 4 ‘x 10’ size and with the Tuf-Pli™ polyback and Pli-Flex™ wood on wood backer options as special order.
It is usually book matched with the grain running along the 8’ dimension. Standard A grade jatoba wood veneer commonly allows for some defects such as occasional pin knots and small grain deflections. Jatoba is a South American hardwood that is easy to machine and strong, with a moderately coarse texture and tight uniform grain. Jatoba wood veneer will accept stains and finishes well but is usually only finished with a clear coat that preserves the warmth and beauty of the wood’s natural color.