TigerWood Hardwood Technical Species Information

Detailed scientific and mechanical properties for Tigerwood Hardwood Lumber


  • Description: Tigerwood is a highly distinctive exotic wood with vibrant reddish-brown tones and prominent black striping that varies in thickness from fine strokes to thick contours. Its interlocked grain is also wavy and irregular, complimenting the wood’s dynamic appearance. Tigerwood is ranked among the more durable hardwoods with a Janka hardness rating of 1850, making Tigerwood a visually striking floor that lasts.
  • More Info: We specialize in both unfinished hardwood floors and prefinished flooring. Available width are 3", 4" and 5". Please see our product catalog for more information.
  • Other Names: Astronium fraxinifolium, Muiracatiara, Cuta Tigre, Bois de Zebre, Bossona, Goncalo Alves, Mura, Kingwood, Urunday-para, Zebrawood, Zorrowood
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Tigerwood Lumber Scientific Properties and Technical Specifications

  • Janka Hardness: 1,850 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 20,120 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,390 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 930
  • Color: Reddish-brown heartwood with brownish-white sapwood.
  • Photosensitivity: Moderate
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.6%
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.0%
  • Family: Anacardiaceae
  • Tree Characteristics:
  • Geographic Area: Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • Texture: Fine
  • Grain: Irregular and wavy or interlocked
  • Luster: Medium to dull
  • Durability Rating: Highly durable, resistant to insect attack.
  • Drying Characteristics: Slow drying, difficult to dry
  • Working Characteristics: Difficult to cut, nailing requires predrilling.
  • Applications: Boats, decorative veneer, furniture, joinery, flooring, musical instruments, plywood, railroad ties, turnery.

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