Goncalo Alves / Tigerwood
Botanical Name: Astronium Fraxinifolium or Astronium Lecointei
Goncalo Alves aka Tigerwood is one of the most beautiful woods you can work with. You can find some truly exceptional pieces of upscale furniture fancy goods and decorative work featuring this exotic hardwood. It is excellent for turning.
Buy Goncalo Alves wood for sale from Advantage Trim & Lumber Company.
All hardwood lumber is sold by the board foot. A minimum order of 100 board feet for online orders is required. All orders will be fulfilled with random length and width boards. Do you need custom sized boards? Please call 1-877-232-3915
||Heartwood varies from dark rusty orange or reddish-brown in color. Richly mottled dark brown streaks and spots add to the wood's appeal. Irregular grain and interlocked with alternating layers of hard and soft wood. Medium texture.
||Tigerwood, Brazilian Koa, Zebrawood, Urunday-Para, Mura, Bois De Zebre, Chibatao, Guarita, Aderno
||Working with hard or power tools is difficult. Moderate to severe blunting effect on cutters. Reduced cutting angle is required due to hard and soft layers and irregular grain. Holds screws satisfactorily, but pre-drilling is required when using nails. Takes glue and finishes easily. A high natural polish can be easy to achieve.
||Great bending strength (19285 psi) and crushing strength (11020 psi). Not used in steam bending.