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Glueing up albizia structural arch, UH Mānoa School of Architecture

Wood stock of sawmill. Photo courtesy DLNR.

Cutting a local hardwood. Photo courtesy DLNR.

DOFAW Kaua‘i base yard drying kiln.

Table and flooring made of local woods. Photo courtesy DLNR.

Acacia koa from Honaunau Forest donated by Paniolo Tonewoods, which will be sold to local woodworkers in small lots.


The directory facilitates the establishment of business connections between the broad array of interests in Hawaii’s wood product sector.

Our Mission – ʻO kā mākou Misiona

The Hawai‘i Wood Utilization Team (HWUT) serves as a resource for wood product information and strives to advance state-wide resilience of Hawaii’s forest industry by innovating cross-sector ideas and projects.

Lawelawe ʻo Ka Pōhai Kālailāʻau i kekahi papa hana kumwaiwai mea ʻike lāʻau a hoʻāʻo ka paeʻāina i ka hoʻomōhala ʻana i ka ʻoihana ululāʻau o Hawaiʻi ma ka hoʻōla ʻana i nā manaʻo kāpili a me nā haʻawina.

Ka Pōhai Kālailāʻau: Hawaii Wood Utilization Team

  • Pōhai: nvi. Circle, group, as of people, trees; gathering; to gather about in a circle.
  • Kālai: vt. To carve, cut, hew, engrave, hoe; to divide, as land; to shape a canoe or enterprise; to plan, formulate.
  • Lāʻau: nvs. Tree, plant, wood, timber, forest; to have formed mature wood, as of a seedling; wooden, woody; stiff, as wood.

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