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Ebony (Botanical: Diospyros spp)

Information to help you do fine woodworking with Ebony - all products are listed at bottom
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Ebony By The Numbers:

5.50
lbs per board foot
Red Oak weighs 3.58 /BF
53.63% heavier than red oak
3220
Janka Hardness Rating (lbs-force) (?)
Red Oak is 1290
149.61% harder than red oak
0.82
Specific Gravity (?)
Red Oak is .64
28.12% more dense than red oak

Ebony Compared to Red Oak:

General
Workability
Nice
Difficult




Wood
Texture
Fine
Coarse




Ease of
Finishing
Easy
Difficult




woodworking characteristics

Ebony Wood Characteristics

Very difficult to dry, but very stable after seasoning. Hard and heavy with a very fine texture. Takes a high glossy finish. Saw dust may irritate some people.
color of Ebony

Color Range

Generally jet black but may feature faint yellowish or brown streaks.
other names for Ebony

Other Names

Gaboon Ebony, African Ebony, Black Ebony, Mgiriti, Msindi, Omernowa, Kanran, Nyareti, Kukuo, Gaboon
uses for Ebony

Some Typical Uses

Handles, inlay, accessories, veneers, musical instruments
the Ebony tree

What's the Tree Like?

A meager tree that can grow to a height of 50-60 feet with a 24'' trunk diameter. The Ebony tree grows in Africa - Gold Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Zaire.
map of where this wood grows

Ebony Lumber Products for Sale with Prices

$45.00 /piece
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Buy Gaboon Ebony, Black African 1x2x24 Sized Boards

Gaboon Ebony, Black African 1x2x24 Sized Boards
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$25.00 /piece
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Buy Gaboon Ebony, Black African 1x2x12 Sized Boards

Gaboon Ebony, Black African 1x2x12 Sized Boards
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$15.00 /piece
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Buy Gaboon Ebony, Black African 1x1x12 Sized Boards

Gaboon Ebony, Black African 1x1x12 Sized Boards
  • Full 1" (square) ...
  • Full 1" (square) ...
  • Clear, black, defect free ...
  • Bonus Discount! 10% off for 5+ ...