Goncalo Alves

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Goncalo Alves is hardwood that grows in the central countries of the Americas.  It features a medium reddish-brown color with irregular streaks of black throughout, giving rise to its common name, tigerwood.  Grain is fine and uniformed, but typically wavy and interlocked, with a mild sheen from natural oils.  It is rated as very durable and has been used heavily in outdoor environments from decks to furniture.  Since it excretes its own oil, gluing is typically difficult, but this lends itself to being very moisture resistant as well.  It is used for furniture, cabinetry, and small specialty items like pool cues and knife scales.  It has been used for flooring as well due to its hardness and scratch resistance.   Goncalo Alves has a Janka hardness of 2170, and weighs 5.4 pounds per foot.

4/4 refers to lumber that was cut at 1 inch thickness
15/16ths has been skip planed (a majority of the surfacing work has been done, there may be a few spots that are still rough, but the grain of the particular piece of wood should be visible)
13/16ths is commonly called finish planed.  This should be ready for sanding and finish
Ripped 1 Edge is lumber that has been run through a straight-line rip saw.  This allows for easy squaring on a table saw.
Sanded refers to a select few lumber options that have been run through a belt sander and are 100% finish ready.
5/4 lumber was sawn at 1.25 inches in thickness.

6/4 lumber was sawn at 1.5 inches in thickness.

8/4 lumber was sawn at 2 inches in thickness.

10/4 lumber was sawn at 2.5 inches in thickness.

12/4 lumber was sawn at 3 inches in thickness.