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Koa is a species native to Hawaii and is widely considered to be the most beautiful of the native hardwoods. Though softer than several of our used wood species, Koa machines exceptionally well and finishes smooth with a beautiful natural sheen. Depending on the harvest season, Koa wood will produce tones that range from medium gold to reddish brown, similar to Mahogany.
Grain is usually slightly interlocked, and sometimes wavy. Uniform medium to coarse texture.
Is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern.