Common Name(s): Koaia, dwarf koa, koa oha
Scientific Name: Acacia koaia
Average Dried Weight: 70.5 lbs/ft3 (1,130 kg/m3)*
*Density based on a single sample tested
Janka Hardness: 3,250 lbf (14,460 N)*
*Estimated hardness based on specific gravity
Comments: Koai’a is very closely related to the much more commercially popular koa (Acacia koa). Koai’a grows as a much smaller, more obscure and gnarled tree (it’s sometimes called dwarf koa), not leading itself well to commercial harvesting. Also, the wood of Koai’a tends to be much heavier than koa (the single sample tested here was nearly twice as heavy as koa).
Note: This is a truncated profile page. If you have any helpful info or experience with this wood species, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to integrate any relevant data when I expand the page. ~Eric
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