Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
Often curly figure. Not terribly hard or heavy. Fine texture and takes a high lustrous finish. Works easily, comparable to Teak.
Koa grows in Pacific
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".
3.42lbs /Bd. Ft.
Woodworking with Koa:
Ease of Finishing