Here is an article on the Star Advertiser on Koa and how popular it is. Our very own Devin Sasai from our Kahala store chimes in to explain our direction on Koa with Koa furniture.
Pictures Plus Home features furniture made with both solid koa and veneer. The company’s best-seller is a koa veneer entertainment center priced at $2,195, said Devin Sasai, operations manager at the company’s new Kahala showroom.
It takes six to 10 weeks for the factory in the Campbell Industrial Park to complete a custom-made piece made from Big Island koa. “We only use the top two grades of koa,” Sasai said. “This ensures that we have the most curls and best colors.”
Lower-priced, mass-produced, imported items such as accent tables, bookcases and television stands are also available at the Kahala showroom. Consumers must choose whether to buy pricier locally made pieces or less expensive prefabricated furniture, Sasai said.