Gaboon Ebony Exotic Wood & Gaboon Ebony Lumber
The Ebony sapwood is pink to pale red-brown in color.
However, the heartwood is a jet-black or black-brown streaked uniform color.
Ebony grows primarily in Brazil, but also grows in other parts of the Amazon, Venezuela, and Colombia.
The Ebony tree grows about 50-60 ft. tall, with a 2 ft. trunk diameter.
Some other common names for Ebony are, Gaboon Ebony, African Ebony, Nigerian Ebony and Cameroon Ebony, but it's true botanical name is, ( Diospyros crassiflora ).
Ebony is an excellent for wood turning and carving, as well as inlays, piano and organ keys, instrument wood, door knobs and handles, and tool and knife handles.
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Gabbon Ebony Characteristics:
Average Dried Weight: 60 lbs/ft | Janka Hardness: 3,080 lbf | Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC)