This Tigerwood tabletop, encased in figured Hard Maple, is the only one of it’s kind I’ve ever seen. The two inch thick Maple (Acer saccharum of the Aceraceae family) border insinuates that the entire piece is of similar depth even though the exotic majority of the piece measures only one inch in thickness.
Tigerwood is the common name for exotic lumber produced from several species of tropical trees:
- Coula edulis, a species of tree native to tropical Western Africa from Sierra Leone to Angola
- Lovoa trichilioides, a species of tree found only in Africa
- Goncalo alves, several species found in Brazil