Koa

koa

Scientific Name: Acacia Koa
Location: Hawaii
Dried Weight: 38lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,185lbf
Crushing Strength: 7,060lbf /in2

 

Koa has a color that is highly variable, but tends to be medium golden or reddish brown. The grain is usually slightly interlocked and sometimes wavy and it has a uniform medium to coarse texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Koa is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and turns, stains, and finishes well. Sometimes there can be problems with gluing the wood.

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