A variety of wood species is available in Brazil, including light and dark cerejeira wood. While light cerejeira is not on the CITES Appendices, it is on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. This Brazilian hardwood is used in furniture, flooring, carvings, windows, and interior joinery. Its characteristic grain is straight and interlocked. It is relatively soft and peels well. It dries slowly, but it is susceptible to dry wood borer. It is ideal for exterior applications, as well as joinery and use in a wood frame house.

Light Cerejeira wood is highly durable. It is durable, strong, and stable. It is easily worked and takes stains and paints well. It is also very resistant to insects and decay. This makes it a versatile choice for cabinetry, flooring and veneered furniture. It can grow up to 100 feet in height and has a 25-35 inch diameter. If you are considering using light Cerejeira wood for furniture, it's worth learning more about its qualities.

The wood is easily sawn and resists decay, insect attack, and preservative treatment. The wood can be interesting to peel and slice. Despite the high durability of this Brazilian hardwood, interlocked grain can make the job more difficult. It's best to use a reduced angle of 20 degrees to avoid tearing the wood. It also responds to mortising and can be used indoors and in furniture.

As a result of its easy grain, it's easy to saw and work with. Because the drying process is slow, there is less chance of sedimentation, deformation, or crack formation. It can be easily planished and has a good natural lustre. Glue and nailing are very easy. Neither cementation nor tear out makes the work difficult. It can be finished in almost any way, resulting in an ideal end product for furniture.