Manufacture Hawaiian and exotic tonewoods, veneers and lumber that show the beauty of God's creation around the world.
Our Core Values
Integrity, Honesty, Hard working & Disciplined, Family, Efficiency
Our mission is to provide commercial benefit of the forest to the beneficial landowners while maintaining and enhancing all the forest values using a scientific and ecological approach to achieve the landowner's objectives while protecting the native plants, animals and water.
“Wood is Good”
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Rift sawing involves cutting the log at a slight angle to produce boards with a straight grain pattern. This method is less common and more expensive than plain sawing because it produces less lumber and requires more time to produce.
Over the decades, and if I include my father's operations from the early 70's, the Winkler have milled and dried MILLIONS of Board Feet of Hawaiian Koa. Yes, that's right, 7 figures, and if we include non-Koa species I think that number might even be in the 8 digits! Wow, even I'm impressed thinking about it. While I'm not trying to "toot our own horn" I share that info so you understand we have gone through so many different problems and issues to come up with fairly consistent methods to produce quality dried Hawaiian-grown woods, hard or soft.
Exporter of the Year Award Winner 2017
Winkler Woods has been recognized as a major supplier and retailer of Hawaiian hardwoods. Our exports include Koa ukuleles, solid and veneer Koa lumber, and other hardwood veneers. Jorma Winkler stands with the impressive and diverse group of leaders being honored today as an inspiring example of what can be accomplished in Hawaii's economy.
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