Exotic Hawaiian Veneers

Koa from tree to veneer image

Mission: Supply Hawaiian and exotic woods, ukuleles, and products that reflect the beauty of God's creation.

Core Values: Integrity • Honesty • Hard working & Disciplined • Family • Efficiency

VENEER

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Jorma Winkler has been slicing Hawaiian Koa and other exotic Hawaiian hardwoods such as Mango, Ohia, Milo, Kamani, Toon, Bloodwood and Sugi (Japanese Cedar) since 2003. Through Jorma's Japanese company, Maikai Wood Hawaii, located in Aichi prefecture, Japan, we are able so supply raw veneers in large quantities for shipping worldwide. We also manufacture paperback veneers and stock a healthy supply of koa, mango, and ohia in our warehouse in Honolulu. Special, custom layup orders are possible on various substrates, but generally paperback veneers are our specialty. They roll up and ship easily around the world. We use Polybak paper made in the US. Our raw veneers supplied are sliced to typical European and US thicknesses approximately 0.50 - 0.60 mm.

You can read the tech sheets for use and handling of Richwood Industries Polybak paper backing

Please visit our www.crazyveneers.com site for current inventory and pricing. More in addition to the site can be laid up. Be sure to also see us on Instagram and Facebook for current projects.

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0.60mm
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10mil
KOA

Koa Acacia Koa is the largest of the native trees of Hawaii. This beautiful tree has been used by Native Hawaiians for many uses, such as canoes, paddles, housing timbers, and carved figures. The wood is now enjoyed by many in flooring, bowl turnings, picture frames, gun stocks, musical instruments, cabinets and a number of other gift items. Read more

The Koa tree is a large tree that can grow to past 100 ft. in height and 5 ft. or more in diameter. The bark is smooth and light grey in younger trees, becoming very rough, furrorwed and thick in later years. This moderately heavy wood can range in color from a golden/orange with ribbon grain to a deep reddish brown and often comes highly figured.

Our Hawaiian Koa has various grad, figured, Curly (light, medium, heavy, super) , fiddleback, quarter-sawn, flat-sawn, birds-eye and furniture grade.

various grades— inquire — minimum purchase 100sf / 10M2

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‘OHI‘A

Metrosideros polymorpha — 'Ohi'a, or ohia lehua is one of the most common and widespread large trees of Hawaii. A large Ohia can run 80 feet in height and 3 plus feet in diameter. The wood is heavy, very hard, strong, and was used by early Hawaiians in carvings and household implements. Today the wood is used in flooring, decking, and other furniture pieces. The peeled tree trunks are frequently used to support porches and serve as natural beams throughout many custom homes.

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MANGO

Mangifera indica — A beautiful Hawaiian Hardwood introduced to the islands probably in the early 1800's. A medium to large tree that frequently grows to around 50-65 feet in height and 2-3 feet in diameter. Bark is a somewhat smooth, brown, with a beautiful blond wood that frequently stains during drying to form unique and wonderful color variations. Read more

Mango is hard, moderately heavy, works easily and sands beautifully making wonderful furniture, bowls and other unique gift items.

CURLY VENEER 5A - inquire. Mango is unique, it sometime come very WHITE and SUPER CURLY and we have paperback and plywood in stock.

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SUGI

Cryptomeria japonica — This aromatic evergreen is a memeber of the redwood family and grows in Hawaii to around 80 feet in heigth and 1 1/2 feet in diameter. Frequently called "Japanese cedar" sugi is the national tree of Japan and is used in oranamentals and found around temples. The wood is a semi-hard, lightweight wood that is easily worked and durable. Read more

The sapwood is white to yellowish, and the heartwood reddish brown. Because of its aroma, sugi is fequently used in jewelry boxes, drawers and other furniture pieces.

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‘MAHOGANY(ES)

Eucalyptus Saligna — This is a Eucalyptus specie also nicknamed 'Hawaiian Mahogany.' It is a brownish, red colored wood quite strong and durable often used for outdoor decking and truck beds. It is also found with the broad, diagonal curl that is present in my veneer.

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SILVER OAK

Grevillea robusta — Silver oak, also called "silky oak" or "lacewood", is a beautiful Austrailian tree that was planted in Hawaii around 1880. This medium sized tree grows from 40-70 feet in height and 1-3 feet in diameter. The pinkish brown heartwood has prominent rays that resembles oak. Read more

The wood has long fibers and has been utilized in Hawaii for cabinetmaking, furniture, and moulding. The sawdust may casue dermatitis to fair skinned people due to its content of phelnolic acid. Still the wood, when quarter sawn, shows a beautiful lace like figure.

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TOON

TOONA CILIATA — Toon was introduced in 1918 for plantation use. It grows to 50 feet tall and reaches over two feet in diameter. The wood is very lightweight (specific gravity .35), and is reddish brown. The tree is also called "Australian red cedar", because of the strong aromatic cedar scent of the wood. It carves and turns particularly well. There are several stands in Hawai'i forest plantations.

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KAMANI

Calophyllum inophyllum — This beautiful tree grows at lower elevations and can be found near seashores througout Hawaii. Kamani is a medium to large tree that can grow 40-60 feet in height and 1 to 2 plus feet at the trunk. Read more

The wood of the Kamani is moderately dense and the color is a beautiful red to reddish brown. Kamani has been used to make beautiful floors, bowls, doors, and other wooden crafts.

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