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Goncalo Alves Title
Origin of Wood Type:
Central America
Botanical Name:
Astronium fraxinifolium
Specific Gravity:
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
4.92 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Gold- Red- Brown
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Moderately Rare
Typical Avg. Width:
3" to 12"
Typical Avg. Length:
6' to 12'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Inlaying, Box Making, Veneer and many other uses
lumber Grades (?):

Common 1 & 2, Select and Better, FAS, Wormy

Other Trade Names:

Tigerwood, Hobillo


Goncalo Alves is a dense, wildly colored tropical hardwood. Also known as tigerwood because it is commonly found with orange and black streaks.

*Beware some companies are marketing this product as koa.

Close up shots of Tigerwood, which is also known as Goncalo Alves.  These pictures represent the goncalo alves wood as it comes from the mill.
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