Koa

January 17, 2019
Koa

A native fast growth tree to Hawaii, with colors ranging from light to dark brown with distinct golden streaks. In the Hawaiian language, koa means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior. Bold accurately describes this available slab. Incredibly rare, this large half-round slab most likely originated in high elevation of the Hawaiian island it came from. As a result, its grain showcases beautiful auburn tones, curl and pommele.

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 beautiful Koa live edge slab measures 13.39′ long x 38.98″ wide x 4.09″ deep. Learn more about this species and view various cuts of our Koa veneer here.

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