Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
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.
Goncalo Alves grows in Latin America
Color RangeLight butterscotch brown to reddish brown with blackish brown streaks.
Other NamesBois 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
Some Typical UsesFurniture, cabinets, flooring, tool handles, bowls, desks, marine construction, small accessories.
What's the Tree Like?Grows to a height of 100 feet with a long straight trunk about 36" in diameter.
6.42lbs /Bd. Ft.
Woodworking with Goncalo Alves:
Ease of Finishing