Known as Kelobra, Parota, Guanacaste, Pacific Koa, and Rain Tree wood, this Central American hardwood is heavy when freshly cut, dries quickly, and retains little of its original wet weight. It is stable in service and is often used for cabinets and furniture where it is indigenous. Called a Hawaiian Koa substitute in the states, it is similar in appearance and easier to work. Kelobra trees grow to 24-48" diameter on average with some shade trees growing much larger in diameter.
This material has been freshly cut from a log that has aged for one year. There are sound, black spalt lines in the sapwood which make for great color contrast! Blanks are wax sealed and ideal for twice turning. Massive pieces are available!