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Goncalo Alves (Tigerwood)
|DESCRIPTION||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.
|South America (Brazil)|
|BOTANICAL NAME||Astronium Fraxinifolium or Astronium Lecointei|
|OTHER NAMES||Tigerwood, Brazilian Koa, Muiracatiara, Zebrawood, Urunday-Para, Mura, Bois De Zebre, Chibatao, Guarita, Aderno|
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||Strong in all categories and is not used in steam bending.|
|WORKING PROPERTIES||Difficult to work. Moderate to severe blunting effect on cutters. Requires reduced angle cutting due to hard and soft layers and irregular grain. Pre-drilling is required for nailing, but holds screws well. Glues easily and finishes with a high natural polish.|
|DURABILITY||Highly durable. Not subject to beetle attack. Extremely resistant to preservative treatment.|
|SEASONING||Difficult to dry with strong tendency to warp and check. Should be air dried slowly. Small movement.|
|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.|
|COMMENTS||Although sometimes called "Zebrawood", true Zebrawood is a different species.|
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