The Acacia hardwood has a beautiful variation in its natural color with blonds, golds, and chocolate browns. The grain has a large swooping pattern and has a similar effect to Tigerwood but with a gentler curve to the grain. And when a stain is used the grain evens out. This is a hardwood you can dress up as well as dress down very easily. Acacia is also a very dense and durable hardwood. For those who love the look of hardwood and want a classy richness, this is wonderful hardwood to consider.
A few acacias produce valuable timber. The name derives from the Greek word for its characteristic thorns, ἀκίς (akis; "thorn"). Several acacia species are important economically. African Acacia yields true gum arabic, a substance used in adhesives, pharmaceuticals, inks, confections, and other products. The bark of most acacias is rich in tannin, which is used in tanning and in dyes, inks, pharmaceuticals, and other products. Acacia, any of about 800 species of trees and shrubs comprising a genus (Acacia) in the pea family (Fabaceae) and native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world