Interwood Forest Products

Goncalo Alves (Astronium, fraxinifolium)

Similiar Woods:  Quite distict, none

Trade Names:  Goncalo Alves, Tigerwood

Origin:  Central and South America

Range:  Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Guyana, Columbia, Peru Ecuador, Brazil

Uses:  Boat building, furniture, cabinetry, flooring paneling and decorative veneers.

Properties:  A golden-brown to reddish brown specie with dark blackish streaks occurring intermittingly. The wood is hard, heavy and durable.

Machining:  Difficult to work with a lot of tear-out in the grain.

Seasoning:  Should be dried very slowly in order to avoid checking and warping.

A typical specimen for Goncalo Alves (Astronium, fraxinifolium)