Tigerwood Wood Countertops Video Transcript
Hi, I'm Richard Brooks. Today we're going to talk about Tigerwood. Tigerwood, also known as Goncalo Alves, is a South American wood. It commonly grows by a stream and a source of water and is a fast growing hardwood tree. It can grow to one hundred and fifty to one hundred and eighty feet tall. It's commonly available. It's a "green" wood and it's quick growth allows it to be harvested and used for furniture, flooring and great countertops.
Here we have an example of Tigerwood used as an end grain and in combination with teak. It's great for the unexpected use of color. Here we have wide plank tigerwood with a marine oil finish. This allows us to color the wood and as you can see by this color board, it has great variations of deep reds.
One characteristic of Tigerwood is that it's known for checking and splitting, therefore, those choosing to use it for a decorative and charming wood, need to know up front what to expect: small lines, end checks and splints.
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