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Koa Wood Veneer

cat-koa-curly.jpgKoa is a fast growing tree native to Hawaii and because of excessive harvesting, now comes largely from dead or dying trees on private land. The color and grain patterns in these wood veneers are beautiful, so it is easy to understand why it is considered one of the forest's most prized trees for gems. The koa tree ordinarily grows to 50 feet tall but larger specimens have been found!

We have a very significant amount of quartersawn koa in 10 ft lengths with sequenced bundles not shown on our website. Contact us if you are interested in placing a large order.

Common Name:
  Hawaiian koa, Koai'a, Koai'e, Koa'oha, Acacia koa
Scientific Name:
  Acacia koa
Family:
  Fabaceae
Color:
  Gold to medium-brown, often with dark brown streaks
Origin:
  North America (specifically Hawaii, Oahu, and Maui)
Hardness:
  Hard
Texture:
  Fine, open pore
Finishing:
  Readily accepts stains and finishes
More Info:
  Wikipedia has a great article where you can learn more about the koa tree.
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