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Tigerwood floors… Anybody?

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  • #229431
    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    Has anyone worked with tigerwood flooring in their travels?
    The reno I’m doing right now is getting this type of wood in the living room and foyer/hallway.
    I’ve never worked with it but I understand it’s very dense.
    The flooring is pre finished t and g and is well acclimated to the home already. The environmental conditions should be fairly stable by time I do the install… So I just wanted to know if there was anything in particular that I should be aware of with this type of wood.

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    #229435

    I have turned zebra wood on the lathe and it is not hard to work with. I do not believe it approaches the density of ipe, hickory or hard maple. Your saw should not have any trouble cutting it.

    #230515
    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    @bethepro Can we change the thread title here?
    I’ve just found out that the product will be TIGER wood, not zebra wood.

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    #230521
    Lakelover
    Pro
    Fort Qu'Appelle, SK

    @asevereid

    Not sure what Tiger wood is. Can you grab a pic please.

    I was at a specialty hardwood place a month ago. I was looking at the exotics and IIRC Zebra wood was so $$. Mind that at that store not much is econo.

    For a floor maybe to “busy” of a wood. Some accents would be nice.

    #230548
    bethepro
    Keymaster
    Mt Prospect, IL

    Ta Da – changed to Tigerwood – didn’t want the thread to be found by Tiger Woods enthusiasts, thus I ran it all together.

    Jim

    Email us at bethepro@bethepro.com

    #230561
    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    Ta Da – changed to Tigerwood – didn’t want the thread to be found by Tiger Woods enthusiasts, thus I ran it all together.

    Jim

    But Jim, think of the exposure we’ll get! 😀

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    #230565
    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    And here’s a site pic of the product. I’ll try to get a clear one later.

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    #230631
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Ta Da – changed to Tigerwood – didn’t want the thread to be found by Tiger Woods enthusiasts, thus I ran it all together.

    Jim

    Haha, This still caught my eye as him. I thought we had a new thread about his floors or something. I guess there’s no way out of that LOL

    #230638

    Ok, you changed the wood on me. Went to Wikipedia because I was not sure what wood it was as I have heard of tiger maple and tiger oak. That is referring to the figure in those wood. There are a few species that are called tigerwood per Wikipedia:

    Tigerwood is common name for lumber produced from several species of tropical trees:
    Coula edulis, a tree species native to tropical western Africa from Sierra Leone to Angola
    Lovoa trichilioides, a tree species found in Africa
    Goncalo alves, several species found in Brazil

    So sorry, no experience with any of these. The zebrawood yes.

    #230648
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Ta Da – changed to Tigerwood – didn’t want the thread to be found by Tiger Woods enthusiasts, thus I ran it all together.

    Jim

    Well the lumber is certainly more exciting these days…

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    #230672

    Ta Da – changed to Tigerwood – didn’t want the thread to be found by Tiger Woods enthusiasts, thus I ran it all together.

    Jim

    Nice shot! Maybe he could start making his own Tee’s

    #230752
    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    I do believe it is Goncalo alves.
    This stuff is around 2200 on the janka scale…. Hmmm.. Maybe a manual nailer is not the right choice 😀

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    #230862
    ProTom
    Pro
    Bear Lake, MI

    I got some samples of tigerwood outdoor decking. Tried selling one this last summer but no go.


    @asevereid
    keep us posted on how its going, as I am interested on how easy/hard it is to work with.

    Always learning, and some teaching along the way.

    #231254
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    ive only seen it installed once and that was 9 years ago. the biggest thing i rembember about it was the fights that nearly broke out over the left overs amongst our crew

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #231256
    TimelessQuality
    Pro
    Central America, (Kansas)

    That’ll be nice! I wonder if it all varies as much as the samples in the pics?

    That would drive me nuts trying to get the right mix of light/dark

    --Steve

    #231262
    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    I’m definitely looking forward to it.
    This’ll be on hold until I start prepping in a few weeks; but if anyone does have any tips for working with it, I’d appreciate it.

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    #232123
    jstare
    Pro
    Langley, BC

    That is very nice looking flooring, it should look great when it is done. Please post up some pics along the way as you do the work so we can see what is involved.

    #232148
    jstare
    Pro
    Langley, BC

    I have worked with tigerwood (goncalvo alves) a little bit doing small woodworking projects. It is a really nice wood and takes a finish well. As you have already noticed it is very hard and dense so you will need a good nailer for it.

    #304302
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    The samples look beautiful. It will take some time to layout the color variations so it looks nice.

    #305741
    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    Thanks everyone for the interest.
    It looks like we are about two weeks away from the install on this floor, and I am really looking forward to it.
    I will most likely rack (dry layout) nearly the whole floor after prep to get the variations worked out.

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