Common Names: Goncalo alves, Tigerwood, Jobillo

Region: Mexico southward to Brazil

Janka Hardness: 2,170 lbf

Description: Heartwood is typically a medium reddish brown with irregularly spaced streaks of dark brown to black. Tends to darken with age. Grain can be straight, but is usually wavy or interlocked. Excellent weathering properties and very durable regarding decay resistance. Tigerwood is generally not difficult to work, despite its high density. The wood is very resistant to moisture absorption, making it difficult to glue.

Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, carving, and turned objects.