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Origin of Wood Type:
Hawaii
Botanical Name:
Prosopis pallida
Specific Gravity:
.85
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
6 lbs
Color Range:
red-pink-dark brown
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Currently Not Available
Typical Avg. Width:
5" to 12"
Typical Avg. Length:
8' to 12' feet
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
30%

Wood Uses:

Furniture, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Sculpture, Inlaying, Box Making, Timber framing, Fencing, Outdoor Construction and many other uses!
lumber Grades (?):

Select and Better

Other Trade Names:

Algarroba, Bayahonda. Hawaiian Mesquite

Description:

This tree pruduces 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.

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