Also known as:
Brazilian koa, Congo wood, African walnut, Courbaril,
Bototo, Zorrowood, and Muiracatiara
Scientific: Goncalo Alves, not to be confused with Lovoa Trichilioides.
Tigerwood is one of the most radical exotic hardwoods found on the United States market today. It comes from the upland, neotropical forests of South/ Central America, mainly Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and the largest exporter; Brazil. It's base color of a deep amber red with incredible contrasting streaks of deep black make it an out of the ordinary choice for designers looking for something different.
Tigerwood Character and Grain:
Grain: The grain of Tigerwood is as wild as it's coloration. From grain that runs straight and true to wild turns and twists.
Strength: It's very hard and dense, with a score of 2,160 on the Janka Hardness Scale, making it slightly harder than North America's hardest wood Bois d'arc, or Osage Orange.
Durability: Tigerwood is resistant to bugs, weather, and rot.
It's most notable attribute, the color of Tigerwood is absolutely striking. Named for the black stripes running along the longitude of the tree, which contrast with the amber color, similar to a tiger's coat.
Common Uses For Tigerwood:
- Exterior Wood Cladding
- Interior Wood T/G Siding
- Outdoor Construction
- Gun Stocks
- Knife Handles
Fur facts about tigerwood:
It looks like a Tiger, I'm not sure it gets any cooler than that.view gallery
We typically offer Tigerwood in the following sizes and grades:
|Scientific||Sub-species||Grade||Features||4/4||5/4||6/4||8/4||12/4||Plywood||Circle Sawn||Live Edge||Beam|
Scientific information about Tigerwood:
|Common Name(s)||Tigerwood, Jobillo, Goncalo Alves|
|Scientific Name||A. graveolens and A. fraxinifolium|
|Distribution||Central America to Brazil|
|Tree Size||100'-130' in height, 3'-5' in diameter|
|Average Dried Weight||4.65 lbs per bdft|
|Janka Hardness||2,170 lbf|