A native fast growth tree to Hawaii, with colors ranging from light to dark brown with distinct golden streaks. In the past, Hawaiian natives made dugout canoes from these large trees. Today, it is used to make ukuleles because of its fine resonant qualities and attractive appearance. Also commonly used for fine cabinetry, high end furniture and specialty items.
This species works easily and comparably to Teak. Easily takes high lustrous finishes, sands smooth and takes glue well. This Koa slab measures 12.14′ long x 19.29″ wide x 2.76″ deep. We think its unique shape would make a perfect bench or bar! You can also view various cuts of our Koa veneer here.