Tigerwood Decking Specs
Botanical Name: Astronium Fraxinifolium or Astronium Lecointei
Common Name: Tigerwood
Other Common Names: Brazilian Koa, Zebrawood, Urunday-Para, Mura, Bois De Zebre, Chibatao, Guarita, Aderno, Goncalo Alves
General Characteristics: 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.
Moisture Content of Decking: Our Tigerwood Decking is specially dried for use on exterior projects. We also sell Tigerwood lumber kiln dried specifically for interior use. DO NOT use kiln dried interior lumber in exterior projects as it will expand. Tigerwood Decking dried for exterior use will shrink inside.
Janka side hardness: 2170 lb at 12% moisture content.
Bending Strength: 19,285 psi
Drying: Difficult to dry with strong tendency to warp and check. Should be air dried slowly. Small movement.
Working Properties: Has a blunting effect on cutters, use of carbide tipped saw blades is necessary. Routs nicely. Must be predrilled for fastening.
Distribution: South America
Durability: Highly durable. Not subject to beetle attack. Extremely resistant to preservative treatment.
Uses: 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.