Latin Name: Astronium fraxinifolium
Family: Anacardiaceae - the Cashew family
Other Common Name(s): Bois De Zebre, Bossona, Gateado, Kingwood, Mura, Tigerwood, Uranday-para, Zebrawood, Zorrowood
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior and Exterior
Cabinets, Flooring, Furniture, Knife Handles, Millwork, Mouldings, Panels, Shipbuilding, Turning
Goncalo Alves grows in Central and the northern part of South America.
General Description: The sapwood is easily distinguished from the heartwood, as the sapwood is a brownish-white to brownish-gray. The heartwood is a light golden-brown to reddish-brown, with irregular blackish-brown streaks. The grain is usually interlocked and wavy with a fine texture.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 6.5
Specific Gravity: na
Modulus of Rupture (psi): na
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): na
Side Hardness (lbs): na
Carbide tooling is essential when milling Goncalo Alves. When nailing pre-boring is required, it is recommended that screws be lubricated before inserting. Gluing requires pretreatment with solvents. While the wood can be sanded and polished to a high natural luster care should be taken to make sure proper sanding techniques are used as deep scratches may prove hard to sand out.
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