Indian Ebony » Diospyros melanoxylon

Why Indian Ebony?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
Weight

4.33

lbs /Bd. Ft.
20.95% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2200

Janka Rating
70.54% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.75

Specific Gravity
17.19% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Indian Ebony:

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 5/10
Red Oak