Heavy Streak 3/4" Goncalo Alves, 6 Piece Pack of Lumber

Heavy Streak 3/4" Goncalo Alves, 6 Piece Pack

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About Lumber Sizes & Shipping Length Restrictions

Goncalo Alves lumber packs come with an assortment of sizes. Here's what you can expect.

4" Widths

Price shown is for a random selection of widths within this range. You can request specific widths or add a straight edge rip in the order form.

22"+ Lengths

You get a uniform length 22"+ with the ends trimmed.

3/4" Thickness

Also known as 3/4", S2S. Surfaced 2 sides (S2S) from rough sawn lumber. You should be able to yield approximately 5/8" thickness after you flatten, plane, shape or sand your project parts to fit your project.
Learn more in our blog: "What Does 4/4 Mean in Lumber?"

About Goncalo Alves (Astronium fraxinifolium)

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Weight

6.42

lbs /Bd. Ft.
79.33% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2250

Janka Rating
74.42% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.91

Specific Gravity
42.19% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Average 5/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 1/10
Red Oak

map of where Goncalo Alves tree grows
Goncalo Alves is an exotic wood from Latin America

Hard and heavy, of course. The fine texture and takes a glass-like finish, and is celebrated for it. While it's difficult to work due to tension in the wood, Goncalo Alves makes a fine lathe wood in addition to being quite durable and weather resistant. Tables and larger projects always look impressive when made from Goncalo.

color of Goncalo Alves
Color Range
Light butterscotch brown to reddish brown with blackish brown streaks.
the Goncalo Alves tree
What's The Tree Like?
Grows to a height of 100 feet with a long straight trunk about 36" in diameter.
other names for Goncalo Alves
Other Names
Bois de zebra, Bossona, Bototo, Coubaril, Gateado, Gomavel, Goncalo alves, Guarabu bata, Guarabu, encirado, Guarabu rajado, Gusanero, Jejuira, Kingwood, Locustwood, Muiracatiara, Mura, Muira, Muiraquatiara, Mura, Rajado branco, Red astronium, Robel gatea, Tigerwood
uses for Goncalo Alves
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, cabinets, flooring, tool handles, bowls, desks, marine construction, small accessories.

Lumber 101: What to Know About Hardwood Lumber

lumber random widths Random Widths
You will cut and/or glue to create the sizes you need
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Surfaced Smooth S2S
We buy rough sawn lumber and have it surfaced 2 sides (S2S) so you're ready to work
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber Kiln Dried
We stock kiln dried lumber and store it in a protected warehouse
rough sawn vs surfaced lumber 83%+ Clear
Unless stated otherwise, we stock Select & Better graded lumber that's at least 83% clear one side
  1. Pick a wood you like
  2. Decide how much you need
  3. Give us your specs (if you have any)

This is the unit of measurement for hardwood lumber when it's bought/sold in random widths and random lengths.

Board footage is a measurement of volume, and it's abbreviated Bd. Ft.

One board foot is equal to 144 cubic inches.

board foot formula

It's a fraction that refers to rough (RGH) sawn thickness of lumber, and it tells you approximately how many quarters of an inch make up the thickness.

Surfaced lumber is thinner because it started out as rough sawn but it's been planed smooth. Planing removes thickness.

Rough Sawn (RGH) Surfaced (S2S)
4/4 ~1" 13/16"
5/4 ~1-1/4" 1-1/16"
6/4 ~1-1/2" 1-5/16"
8/4 ~2" 1-13/16"
12/4 ~3" 2-13/16"

Unless otherwise specified, our lumber is "Surfaced 2 Sides" or S2S for short.

Check out our blog for the full explanation.

lumber thickness Lumber Compared
Various lumber thickness as compared to one another

If you can cut your own pieces to size, here's how we can help:

  1. Enter requirements into the order form where it says, "Minimum Size Request"
  2. Tell us what you want to acheive or make
  3. You will receive wood that can yeild what you need. (You will create the final size)
  4. We may need to contact you for clarification

You will cut and/or join your material to create the finished sizes you need. We'll pick out wood that will give you enough to do that. For this reason, the final amount of footage you receive in your order will be slightly different, and your final billed charge will be different.

If you want to only buy pieces of an exact size, that will be sold differently. Please contact us for a custom quote.

Sadly, wood cannot be 100% guaranteed to be clear on both sides all the time. Most of our lumber is graded "Select" and better, which means it's at minimum 83% clear on one side.
Hardwood grades explained
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5
December 12th, 2020
Verified Buyer
RonT
Albuquerque NM
Only a cutting board
The only thing I have made with part of the order is a pig cutting board. The wood is hard, but the finish is very nice!
5
November 26th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Wyowoodsmith
Hulett ,WY
4/4 Goncalo Alves, Heavy Streak- 6 Piece Pack
I had purchased a "Unique Pick"- 10" x 52" of this species 2 years ago, it was Highly Figured & I was so pleased w/ the way it was in milling, ripping, finishing (It will have a "Glass smooth surface" w/ just a little sanding down to 800 wet/dry paper) When I saw the sale of a 6 piece pack 36" long- I had to get one (I ended up ordering a second pack 3 weeks later) I love how this wood is so hard, but easy to work, not brittle. It makes Very nice Wooden Hinges , the coloring and grain pattern complement Mahogany , when used as a "Frame" material , it makes what it surrounds draw your eye towards the center. I wish I could give this order 6 stars (Make sure your tooling is Very Sharp, pilot hole any screws- slightly bigger than normal to prevent splitting)
5
November 25th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Kevin Manion
MN
Mr.
Extremely high in quality this 4/4 Goncalo Alves (Tigerwood) is an excellent value! I will definitely buy from Woodworkers Source again soon!
5
November 25th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Jaybob
OH
nice boards
This lumber is dense, but is really attractive. I plan to make gift boxes and jewelry boxes or chests with it.
5
November 25th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Beeman
Slidell LA
Beautiful Lumber
I could not pick out better boards for myself.
5
November 25th, 2020
Verified Buyer
Frank
Ct
Enthusiast Woodworker
Goncalo Alves
Received my order as indicated
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice
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