Koa // Acacia koa

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
map of where Koa grows
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".
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 psi)
Density

0.67

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

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak