2 x 8 Tigerwood
2 x 8 Tigerwood – The Ideal Wood for Pergolas, Arbors, & More
2 x 8 Tigerwood is one of our larger Tigerwood profiles and it’s uses can vary quite a bit. It is a great wood to use for pergola’s, gazebo’s, railing caps, studs and more! It’s a great material for any outdoor project and will bring an exotic character to your outdoor area. This profile is slowly milled down to the net ‘finished’ dimensions of approximately 1 1/2″ thick by 7 1/2″ wide. It is available in lengths from three feet up to twenty feet long.
Tigerwood has gained its reputation thanks to its stunning looks and its excellent durability and strength. Tigerwoods grain displays hues or reddish brown and golden brown, with dark grain accents as well as dark brown and black streaks throughout. This combination of colors and accents gives each Tigerwood board its own unique character with no two boards looking alike.
Looks aren’t all that Tigerwood brings to the table though. Tigerwood’s dense grain and natural in grain oils combine to give Tigerwood numerous natural benefits. It has the ability to repel wood rot, mold, decay, as well as wood boring insects. All without the use of harsh chemical treatments or preservatives. It also has a long lifespan of up to and over 30 years. During it’s lifespan it will be a very low maintenance wood requiring only an occasional surface cleaning to keep your project looking clean and beautiful.
Tigerwood over time and with constant sun exposure will naturally patina. Often times with exotic hardwood decking customers will choose to let their decks Patina as it doesn’t affect the lifespan or durability of the wood and is the easiest maintenance method available since it only requires an occasional surface cleaning. However with a wood like Tigerwood we recommend the use of Ipe Oil to preserve those striking colors. Ipe Oil is a UV protective finish that will help repel the effects of sun exposure and delay the patina process. An annual application will help keep your deck looking freshly installed for years to come.
All of our 2 x 8 Tigerwood comes from a responsible source. Each board we sell is sustainably harvested from well managed forests in a way that keeps the health of the rain forest as a top priority. We also offer FSC certified wood where the Forest Stewardship Council monitors every step of the process from logging all the way to installation at your home.
Tigerwood is a striking wood that will add a great personality to your home or outdoor area.
For more information on 2 x 8 Tigerwood feel free to contact one of our knowledgeable sales staff. They can assist you with any questions you may have as well as give you a free quote for your next project!