Michael T Shue Studios Wood Blog
Collection of Wood samples used in my shop. Includes information on the wood characteristics.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Koa (Acacia Koa)
Status: Secure and available.
Other Common Names:
Found in Hawaii, these members of the Fabaceae family (Acacia) can grow to 65-100 feet in height and 3-5 feet in diameter. .
Color is medium golden brown to reddish brown.
Medium to Course texture, machines well and turns well. Specific Gravity: .53-.67. Avg. Dry Weight: 42 pounds per cubic foot.
Used to make: Furniture, musical instruments, gunstocks and turnings.
Curly Koa (Exhibition grade)
Michael T Shue
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