Tigerwood (Astronium spp. (A. graveolens and A. fraxinifolium))


Common Names: Goncalo Alves, Tigerwood, Jobillo


Distribution: From Mexico southward to Brazil


Color/Appearance: Heartwood is typically a medium reddish brown with irregularly spaced streaks of dark brown to black.


Janka Hardness: 2,170 lbf


Density: 4.75 lb/b.f.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 4.2%

Tangential (width): 7.8%,

Volumetric (total): 11.2%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.9


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


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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