The Striking Nature of KAYU Exotic Tigerwood

The Coloration of KAYU® – Tigerwood™ Is One of Its Greatest Characteristics. It’s Named for Its Striking Longitudinal Bands Which Resemble Tiger Stripes. As the Wood Ages the Coloration Darkens Slightly and the Stripes Become Nearly Black.

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KAYU Tigerwood Decking

KAYU® – Tigerwood™ Is One of the Most Visually Interesting Hardwoods on the U.S. Market. It’s Named for Its Striking Longitudinal Bands Which Resemble Tiger Stripes. As the Wood Ages the Coloration Darkens Slightly and the Stripes Become Nearly Black. Tigerwood Is Prized as Much for Its Durability as Its Beauty.


KAYU® – Tigerwood™ Is as Versatile as It Is Beautiful, and Its Durability Makes It Useful in Many Wood Projects. It Is an All-Around Standout for Construction, Especially Outdoor Construction, Due to Its Weather Resistance and Density. Tigerwood Is Also an Excellent Wood for Fine Cabinets. Because of Its Attractive and Interesting Grain Patterns. Beautiful, Long Lasting and Suitable for So Many Builds, Tigerwood Is a Material That Professionals Love Working With and Owners Enjoy for Years After the Work Is Done.


  • KAYU® - Tigerwood™ is named for its striking longitudinal bands which resemble tiger stripes.
  • Tigerwood has a Russet or Orange Brown color with medium to Dark Brown stripes. As the wood ages the coloration darkens slightly and the stripes become nearly black.
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  • 100% clear grade; always inspected by KAYU exclusive graders.
  • Kiln dried for consistent application.
  • 2,160 on the Janka Hardness Scale.
  • Ecologically sourced from the tropical, upland forests of Central and South America and SE Asia.
  • Known to last up to 50+ years, this wood is very durable and its attributes include water, insect and rot resistance.
  • Tigerwood's durability makes it useful in many wood projects. It is an all-around standout for construction, especially outdoor construction, due to its weather resistance and density.
  • Tigerwood is an excellent wood for fine cabinets, because of its attractive and interesting grain patterns.
  • Fine straight to medium grain throughout, the risk of distortion of checking is minimal; making it ideally suited for swimming pool or hot tub surroundings.
  • Proven performer for decades in the most demanding applications.

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