Although Tigerwood is durable, it is still surprisingly easy to work with when properly equipped with professional tools. Because carbide is very durable, carbide tips or bits are usually recommended for cutting Tigerwood. Standard tools will wear out faster when used on Tigerwood than they will on other hardwoods such as Ipe or Jatoba. It’s essential to predrill before using any screws or nails on this species. Because this hardwood can be challenging to sand, it’s recommended that you prepare carefully before undertaking large-scale projects such as flooring.
As with most of our species, Tigerwood is surprisingly affordable and easy to use, as it responds well to air-drying. However, warping and checking can occur under extreme conditions. Luckily, though, it is incredibly resistant to shrinkage and movement after the wood has dried.