Goncalo Alves (Tigerwood)
||Goncalo Alves is reddish-brown in color, richly mottled and with dark brown streaks and spots similar to Rosewood. Grain is irregular, and interlocked with alternating layers of hard and soft wood. Texture is medium.
Weight is 59lbs per cu. ft.
Kiln dried Tigerwood is for interior use. (Rough Sawn Hardwoods & Interior Flooring)
Kiln dried lumber outside will expand.
Air dried Tigerwood is for exterior use. (Exterior Decking)
Air dried lumber inside will shrink.
|South America (Brazil)
||Astronium Fraxinifolium or Astronium Lecointei
| OTHER NAMES
||Tigerwood, Brazilian Koa, Muiracatiara, Zebrawood, Urunday-Para, Mura, Bois De Zebre, Chibatao, Guarita, Aderno
||Strong in all categories and is not used in steam bending.
||Difficult to work. Moderate to severe blunting effect on cutters. Requires reduced angle cutting due to hard and soft layers and irregular grain. Pre-drilling is required for nailing, but holds screws well. Glues easily and finishes with a high natural polish.
||Highly durable. Not subject to beetle attack. Extremely resistant to preservative treatment.
||Difficult to dry with strong tendency to warp and check. Should be air dried slowly. Small movement.
||High-class furniture and cabinetmaking, fancy goods and decorative work. Excellent for turning. Sliced veneers used in architectural paneling and face veneering.Also used for interior hardwood flooring and exterior decking.
||Although sometimes called "Zebrawood", true Zebrawood is a different species.
Exotic Decking that Stands Out from the Competition
Advantage Tigerwood™ truly lives up to its name. Boasting a gorgeous display of light browns with black streaks throughout, Tigerwood decks define the word “exotic.”
The benefits of Tigerwood include:
•Lower cost than imitation plastic decking - up to 40%
•30+ year lifespan without preservative treatments
•Natural beauty worthy of your home
•Robust performance for every season
•Proven rot, decay, & mold resistance