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Physical Properties

TigerWood Physical Properties

SOURCE OR METHOD VALUE
BENDING STRENGTH (PSI @ 12%) USDA Forest Service 16,620
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY (1000 PSI @ 12%) USDA Forest Service 2,230
MAXIMUM CRUSHING STRENGTH (PSI @ 12%) USDA Forest Service 10,320
JANKA SIDE HARDNESS (DRY) USDA Forest Service 2,160
WEIGHT (GREEN) USDA Forest Service 77 lbs/cu.ft.
DENSITY (OVEN DRY/GREEN VOLUME AIR DRY WT) USDA Forest Service .75 – 60 lbs/cu.ft.
RADIAL SHRINKAGE (GREEN TO OVEN DRY) USDA Forest Service 4.0%
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE (GREEN TO OVEN DRY) USDA Forest Service 7.6%
VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE (GREEN TO OVEN DRY) USDA Forest Service 10.0%
COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION (DRY) ASTM F1679 0.96
COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION (WET) ASTM F1679 0.61
DURABILITY—FUNGI USDA Forest Service Very durable
DURABILITY—DRY WOOD BORERS USDA Forest Service Very durable (risk limited to sapwood)
DURABILITY—TERMITES USDA Forest Service Very durable
PERMEABILITY USDA Forest Service Very difficult to chemically impregnate
SAWING & MACHINING Sawtooth recommended Cutting tools Knife cutting angle Satellite tipped Tungsten carbide 15 Degrees
NAILING / SCREWING Pre-boring recommended
GLUING Use glues with longer open time such as exterior or woodworkers white glue