Jatoba Hardwood Decking
Jatoba hardwood comes from South America. Jatoba, like Teak is a strong, dense and heavier wood. This exotic hardwood is similar in appearance to teak and has a golden brown color. This wood is ideal for decks, outdoor furniture and other outside projects as it is highly resistant to decay and termites. Due to its beautiful color, it is often used interior as well as exterior. It is recommended to pre-drill all holes on this decking due to its density. Also, it is recommended to use Anchorseal ® on the exposed ends to prevent ends from checking during drying when used exterior. Anchorseal ® is available in our hardware store.
These decking boards are eased edge. Decking boards come in random lengths. Please inquire at counter regarding lengths available.
5/4x6 (actual 1” x 5-1/2”) in random lengths
This wood is not as easy to stain, saw and nail due to its density. It is recommended to use Anchorseal ® on the exposed ends to prevent ends from checking during drying when used exterior.
Although this is a very dense wood, it can rot over time, especially in certain conditions like very shaded areas or on the northern side of houses where the boards have longer periods of dampness. It is recommended to seal top, bottom, edges and slots before installation – using one of the accepted deck sealers for hardwood decks such as Cabot’s Aussie Timber Oil, or others. resealing / staining after installation is a good idea for the top and edges every 18 to 24 months.