Koa » Acacia koa

Why Koa?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

Often curly figure. Not terribly hard or heavy. Fine texture and takes a high lustrous finish. Works easily, comparable to Teak.
color of Koa

Color Range

Light to dark brown with distinct golden luster, sometimes with irregular dark streaks.
uses for Koa

Some Typical Uses

Fine furniture and cabinets, musical instruments, turnery
the Koa tree

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
map of where this wood grows
Weight

3.42

lbs /Bd. Ft.
-4.47% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1110

Janka Rating (?)
-13.95% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
Density

0.67

Specific Gravity (?)
4.69% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Koa:

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak


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