Also known as Brazilian cherry, this is a very dense (scoring 2,700 on the Janka scale) and heavy wood with a radiant rich reddish color and virtually knots-free. The wood can feature darker and lighter streaks alternating and interlocking almost like watercolors flowing one into another. It usually oxidizes slowly over time, acquiring eventually some gentle brownish tones. Due to its unique color and grain pattern, Jatoba is sure to steal the show. For this reason, it is usually employed on central pieces such as island tops or accent pieces such as floating bar tops; too much of it would likely become a bit overwhelming.