Janka Hardness Scale: 1850
Origin: Paraguay, Uruguay, and Brazil
Exotic hard wood
All Tigerwood is milled in South America because it is more cost effective. Boards are 1-7′ lengths and 2 1/4″ to 5″ widths as to fit into shipping containers. If longer lengths are desired, raw lumber must be shipped to the U.S. and milled there. This can double the price because of labor and waste costs. Also, raw lumber is heavily taxed to support South American economies.
- Clear grade Tigerwood is sorted for brown and black streaks throughout a rich pink color.
- #1 Common grade usually has a lack of streaks or small milling defects.