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Koa
(Acacia koa)
Click on the photo to find a supplier! Koa Koa

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SPECIFIC GRAVITY:   .67

DENSITY:  41 lbs./cu.ft.

TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT:

RADIAL MOVEMENT:

VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE:

DURABILITY1:   Excellent

SOURCE:  Hawaiian Islands

DESCRIPTION:   Koa is hard and strong, and wildly variable in color and figure. Heartwood light to dark brown with distinct golden luster, sometimes with irregular darker streaks. Grain is wavy and often exhibits splendid fiddleback figure and color. Used for instrument making and furniture.


1 Durability refers to a wood's resistance to rotting in wet environments.

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