If you have decided that Koa is just not the wood for you, then I do source other locally grown woods which tend to be more economical and equally functional. Locally harvested woods include mango, monkeypod, milo, and many others, which you can request a few options when we work together.
Although the alternatives may be less expensive to harvest and each wood has its own unique look, consideration should be made with regards to your finished product.
For instance, we offer Hawaiian island chains in copper, bronze, aluminum and iron finishes–yet some find the warmth of wood hard to beat.
Through my years of experience working with the exotic woods of Hawaii, Koa tends to be the wood of choice for many of my clients. The preference is the look, the rarity, and the fact that Koa is uniquely one of a kind.