Goncalo Alves Exotic Wood & Goncalo Alves Lumber
Goncalo Alves is commonly referred among flooring dealers as “Tigerwood” or “Brazilian Tigerwood”
The heartwood of Goncalo Alves is usually a medium reddish brown color and has irregularly spaced streaks of dark brown to black and with age, the color tends to darken.
The Goncalo Alves tree usually grows about 100-130 ft. tall with a trunk diameter of around 3-5 ft.
Some common names for Goncalo Alves are, Bois de zebra, Bossona, Bototo, Coubaril, Gateado, Gomavel, Goncalo alves, Guarabu bata, Guarabu, encirado, Guarabu rajado, Gusanero, Jejuira, Kingwood, Locustwood, Muiracatiara, Mura, Muira, Muiraquatiara, Mura, Rajado branco, Red astronium, Robel gatea, Tigerwood, Jobillo and Brazilian Tigerwood, although it's true bontanical name is (Astronium graveolens ).
While the grain of Goncalo Alves can be straight, it is often times interlocked and wavy.
Goncalo Alves typically grows in the Tropical Central & South America areas.
It is usually used for, flooring, desks, cabinets, furniture tool handles, bowls, small accessories and marine construction.
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Goncalo Alves Characteristics:
Goncalo Alves Avg Dry Wgt. 59 lbs/ft | Janka Hardness 2160lbf. | Specific Gravity 0.95