Ebony Macassar » Diospyros discolor (celebica)

Why Ebony Macassar?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics


Hard and heavy with a very fine texture, typically displays a stripe pattern of black and tan. Takes a high glossy finish. Saw dust may irritate some people.
color of Ebony Macassar

Color Range

Black with yellowish or reddish brown streaks.
other names for Ebony Macassar

Other Names

Indian ebony, Camagon, Tendu, Coromandel, Temru, Calamander wood, Tunki
uses for Ebony Macassar

Some Typical Uses

Handles, high end furniture, inlay, accessories, veneers, musical instruments
the Ebony Macassar tree

What's the Tree Like?

The small tree attains an average height of about 50 feet, and a diameter of about 16 inches. Boles are often straight and clear from branches for 8 to 15 feet. The Ebony Macassar tree grows in Asia
map of where this wood grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
67.60% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
149.61% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
39.06% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Ebony Macassar:

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 7/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 1/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 1/10
Red Oak

Ebony Macassar Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

Ebony Macassar Paper Back Veneer Sheet - 4' x 8' Roll

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