Acacia Lumber for engraving/cutting projects

Has anyone seen/used acacia lumber for projects? I’m looking for 1/4" acacia. 1/8" would be nice too but will probably start with 1/4". Is it even possible to have acacia boards this thin?

Here’s a quick forum search to get you started:

Hope you find what you’re looking for! :slight_smile:

I’ve never seen Acacia in anything other than slabs, 1/2" or more, usually with a “live edge”. You could mill those down.

Is there a reason you want this particular material?

Thanks. I did that search and read through each of the posts.

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Acacia is conflated with Koa on a lot of sites. Are they the same species?

If so here’s one source of thin Koa.


The color/variations in the wood and it isn’t widely used in the US.

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Ah here we go:


Often confused with koa, acacia actually refers to a family of wood species, of which one is the famous Hawaiian Koa. There are more than 1300 species of acacia and they are, for the most part, all extremely similar.

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Thank you! I found this site too"

I’ll do more searching using the term “Koa”.

Nothing that thin but they say to ask if you have special requests.

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I wasn’t aware of Cherokee Wood Products. I’ll have to check them out. I’ve been ordering from Ocooch.

The biggest problem with Cherokee is that it appears they don’t ship. I think they’re in the Atlanta area? Wait nope lol California.

This may not be what you want to hear but you might want to think of other lumbers that can be acquired more readily and also make a big impact.

Curly maple. Figured walnut. Canarywood. Spalted maple. Bocote. Leopard wood. Olive wood. There are lots of statement woods that you don’t have to hunt quite as hard to find.