Koa Wood: Koa - King of Hawaiian Woods - ALOHA HAWAII
Traditional Koa canoe and paddle. Koa was used in early Hawaii to build war canoes, surfboards and calabashes. Today, it is used as a material for a variety of furniture pieces and accessories, including tables, desks, cabinets, benches, clocks, picture frames, desk items and more. In terms of strength and weight, koa is similar to black walnut.