Ohia

ohia

Scientific Name: Metrosideros spp.
Location: Pacific Islands
Dried Weight: 57lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,040lbf
Crushing Strength: 9,170lbf /in2

 

Ohia has a heartwood with a light to medium reddish brown color. The sapwood is a grayish color. The grain is interlocked and it has a medium uniform texture. The wood gives off a moderate natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Ohia is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with because of its density and interlocked grain.

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