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Koa & other Hawaiian Woods
Koa (in photo above) (Acacia koa)
Koa tree in Hawaiian Islands. Koa Tree flowers Freshly cut log
Macadamia wood has an appearance much like lacewood/leopardwood, but has a pinkish cast and slightly different markings. The color can look like red stain with a finish. Just like lacewood, the appearance of the markings changes based on the angle the wood has been cut. The wood often develops multiple defects when drying, which makes it very important to buy truly dry wood. These pieces have been kiln-dried completely.
The freshly cut wood looks like the lighter pieces. If exposed to light without a finish, the
pieces gradually look like the darker ones above. The darker color is only skin deep, and
as soon as the piece is sanded, the lighter color is apparent. Sample photo of typical pieces.
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