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|
|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||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|