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Posted on Can anyone tell me the identification of this wood?

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#1 posted 07-12-2017 07:02 AM

in my opinion it should be awaiian koa, very fine wood used in luthery to make ukulele (awaiian guitar) or parquets and even furniture of high quality.

It’s an acacia that grows in the awaiian territory and was used by local people to build canoes; somehow brittle with those stripes of fibers dark and reddish and a very evident end grain. its an hardwood but it floats …. and very very expensive !

-- the good woodworker feels what the tree wanted to become


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