This tree produces large thorns and grows abundantly throughout the islands of Hawaii. Kiawe lumber is extremely dense but is considerably easy to work. It has beautiful dark heartwood and a grain and color pattern similar to rosewood. Kiawe is often used in the smoking of meats esp. the Kalua Pig ("mainlanders" refer to it as mesquite). Perfect for the craftsman in search of "something different".
Note: All pictures of boards that appear wet, have been wiped with denature alcohol to help show natural color. We use denature alcohol because it evaporates and does not effect the moisture content of the wood. Also, please keep in mind that the pictures below are only examples of the wood and not actual products available for sale.