(Astronium spp.)
From Mexico southward to Brazil
Known as Goncalo Alves, Tigerwood, or Jobillo

Heartwood is typically a medium reddish brown with irregularly spaced streaks of dark brown to black. Colour tends to darken with age.Grain can be straight, but is usually wavy or interlocked. Uniform texture with good natural lustre.

Tigerwood is generally not too difficult to work, despite its high density. Figured pieces with irregular grain can pose a challenge in planing and machining operations. Tigerwood can also have a moderate blunting effect on cutters. The wood is very resistant to moisture absorption, which can make it hard to glue. Tigerwood turns and finishes well.. Janka hardness of 2,170.

Common Uses: Flooring, veneers, furniture, cabinetry, carving, turned objects, and other small wood specialty objects such as: pool cues, archery bows, knife handles, etc.


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Weight 9999 lbs
Dimensions 9999 × 999 × 9999 cm

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1", 1.25", 2"


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