Technical specie specifications for African Tigerwood from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
African Tigerwood Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Lovoa trichilioides, African Walnut, Gabon Nut, Mpengwa, Anamemila, Apopo, Sida, Bombulu, Dibetou, Congowood, Tigerwood
- Description: Tigerwood is an exotic wood species that is best known for its beautiful grain. With its deep reddish/orange background with dark vein striping, it is a dramatic and durable hardwood.
- Janka Hardness: 1,850 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 0 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 0
- Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
- Family: Olacaceae
- Tree Characteristics: Evergreen tree that grows up to 125 feet tall with long leaves that range from four to twelve inches.
- Geographic Area: West Tropical Africa from Sierra Leone to Gabon; occurs in evergreen and deciduous forests, preferring moist sites, tends to be gregarious.
- Color: Heartwood yellowish brown, sometimes marked with dark streaks or veins. Sapwood buff or light gray, narrow, clearly demarcated.
- Photosensitivity: Gradually darken over time
- Luster: High
- Grain: Usually interlocked with an attractive ribbon figure. Tigerwood has a wide range of coloring and striping. The striping can vary from fine lines to bold strokes and color can have a large degree of color change.
- Texture: Fine to Medium
- Drying Characteristics: Tigerwood is reported to air-dry well with some minor warping or checking (which can occur in extremem conditions) and it generally resists shrinkage and movement after drying.
- Working Characteristics: Moderately difficult to work with
- Durability Rating: It is naturally resistant to rot and decay and will not attract mold and fungus growth.
- Applications: Furniture, Cabinetwork, Decorative Veneers, Paneling, Joinery, Shop Fixtures, Flooring, Gunstocks
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