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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' feet
Avg. Waste Factor (?):

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architecural 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 another one of the dense wildly colored tropical hardwoods. One of its names is tigerwood that aptly describes the colors in this species with its 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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