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Tigerwood Decking Information

Everything you need to know about Tigerwood Decking.
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Tigerwood Decking Specifications

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Tigerwood one of the finest quality woods available. Our Tigerwood Decking is responsibly harvested from managed forest to provide a truly renewable resource. There are many advantages to Tigerwood decking.
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Tigerwood Decking Technical Info

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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:   1,850 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.

Compare Tigerwood Decking

Compare the available decking woods. Read the following comparison and then give us a call1.877.232.3915. By any measure (hardness, strength, durability, appearance), our Tigerwood Decking is clearly the superior decking material across the board. Don't take our word for it, ask for a sample. Our Tigerwood Decking speaks for itself! All Tigerwood decking is not the same.  Our mills in Brazil cut only the finest logs for our decking production.

We stock Tigerwood Decking boards up to 20 foot long!!!

Tigerwood Decking

Light golden brown to reddish brown with irregular black and brown streaks.
1850 lbs.
19,285 psi
Very durable and naturally resistant to decay and insects. Offers 30+ year lifespan.

Douglas Fir

A light reddish-brown wood with generally straight grain.
670 lbs.
12,400 psi
Not naturally resistant to decay. Should be painted or stained to prevent decay.

Pressure Treated Pine

Very pronounced grain. Dusty yellow-green color due to chemical treatment of the wood.
690 lbs.
14,500 psi
A chemical preservative, chromated copper arsenate is forced into the wood. Offering resistance to decay, but also potential health concerns.

California Redwood

Several grades available that vary considerably in in appearance and quality. Usually straight grained with a fine, even texture. Color varies from cherry-red to dark reddish-brown.
420 lbs.
10,000 psi
Premium grades are more durable than most woods in common use. Resistant to decay, but relatively soft and quick to weather. Treatment is recommended.

Western Cedar

Fresh cut, this wood appears a salmon pink color which turns a coffee brown over time. Species is generally straight grained.
580 lbs.
7,500 psi
This softwood is more durable than most woods in common use. Resistant to decay, but relatively soft and quick to weather. Treatment is recommended.

Philippine Mahogany

Interlocked grain similar to true mahogany, but with a courser texture. Species is generally medium to dark brown.
760 lbs.
12,000 psi
Only the dark red species are resistant to decay. Although more durable than cedar and redwood, it is still relatively soft compared to Ipe Decking.

Span Chart for Tigerwood Decking

 Nominal Dimension Finish Dimension Joist Spacing
1x4 3/4" x 3 1/2" 16"
1x6 3/4" x 5 1/2" 16"
5/4x6 1" x 5 1/2"  24"
2x6 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" 32"

Note:  Tigerwood is a very strong material.  The joist spacing shown is very conservative and designed to pass most area building codes and to have nearly zero deflection under standard loads.  The joist spacing shown is also valid if the decking is laid in a diagonal pattern to the joist.  The spans shown are typically used even with heavy loads such as hot tubs.

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