goncalo alves wood


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.

Characteristics of Goncalo Alves

Origin of Wood Type Central America
Botanical Name Astronium fraxinifolium
Specific Gravity 0.95
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′, sometimes longer available
Avg. Waste Factor 0.5
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, Jobillo

Goncalo Alves Lumber Detailed Pricing:

Thickness Grade Figure Type Grain Orientation Width Range Length Range Price Per BF
4/4 Select & Better None Mix 4.00″ to 8.50″ 48.00″ to 120.00″ $16.00

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Sample Pictures of Goncalo Alves

Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.

All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color.  We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.