Tigerwood (goncalo alves)
Tigerwood may be one of several species of wood from
Africa or Brazil, though goncalo alves is specifically from
Tigerwood is very hard and
dense. It has a waxy feel with a natural luster and is
relatively easy to work. It finishes beautifully with oil
and/or wipe-on polyurethane and has a beautiful matte look with dark
brown highlights on a golden brown field. The color will
deepen as it ages.
grain varies considerably; this exceptional piece would be
considered a Premium Select grade miniSpinner. Even the
"regular" stuff is pretty attractive, though.