Koa » Acacia koa
Koa Wood CharacteristicsOften curly figure. Not terribly hard or heavy. Fine texture and takes a high lustrous finish. Works easily, comparable to Teak.
Color RangeLight to dark brown with distinct golden luster, sometimes with irregular dark streaks.
Some Typical UsesFine furniture and cabinets, musical instruments, turnery
What's the Tree Like?A very adaptive tree - grows from nearly sea level to the mountain top. In areas of heavy rain reaches 80-100 feet with a trunk of 36-48''. The Koa tree grows in Hawaiian Islands
3.42lbs /Bd. Ft.
-4.47% lighter than red oak(3.58 /bd. ft.)
1110Janka Rating (?)
-13.95% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
0.67Specific Gravity (?)
4.69% more dense than red oak (.64)
Woodworking with Koa:
- Width: 24'' wide, typically 4 to 6 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
- Quantity: One sheet has 16 square feet
- Width: 48'' wide, typically 8 to 12 individual slices are laminated along the edges to create the full width.
- Quantity: One sheet has 32 square feet
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- Width: You get a variety of widths between 2" and 8" wide
- Quantity: Pack contains a total 10 pieces, which will approximately be 3 to 4 board feet.