Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterOften 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 Pacific
3.42lbs /Bd. Ft.
1110Janka Rating (?)
0.67Specific Gravity (?)
Woodworking with Koa:
Ease of Finishing