Although Tigerwood is durable, it is still surprisingly easy to work with when properly equipped with professional tools. As carbide is more durable, it is usually recommended to use carbide tips or bits for cutting Tigerwood. Standard tools will wear out faster when used on Tigerwood than they would 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 to 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. But it’s still important to know that warping and checking can occur under extreme conditions. Luckily, though, it is incredibly resistant to shrinkage and movement after the wood has dried.