Wood Lover Wednesday – Tigerwood

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RAWR! Tigerwood is this week’s Wood Lover Wednesday focus! My pals over at AdvantageLumber.com happened to have some gorgeous examples of figured Tigerwood on hand! Take a look!

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Tigerwood (Goncalo Alves) is a russet, reddish, or orange brown with irregular stripes of dark brown to black & has a very textural look to it. It’s Janka hardness is at a solid 2,170 therefore being an extremely strong heartwood. It’s dingy grayish-brown sapwood is sharply demarcated and is 2 to 4 inches wide. Even though Tigerwood is very dense, it is workable, weathers well, is resistant to moisture, but can be a pain to glue. Tigerwood is a dream for woodturners since it turns & takes a finish beautifully! *going to pounce on a Tigerwood bowl now * ;)

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