Gaboon Ebony: Exotic Wood
Gaboon Ebony is one of the most expensive exotic woods and is typically available in small short pieces and turning squares. Gaboon Ebony is most often used for musical instruments and accent pieces, plugs, and inlays.
Gaboon Ebony is one of the blackest woods available with little to no grain although the wood can have mild colored streaks in it as well.
|Origin of Wood Type||Africa|
|Botanical Name||Diospyros Crassiflora|
|Avg. Weight Per BF||6.0 lbs|
|Color Range||Black to black with mild yellow streaks|
|Rarity / Availability||Moderate Rare|
|Typical Avg. Width||2 – 4 inches|
|Typical Avg. Length||12 – 48 inches|
|Avg. Waste Factor||20%|
|Wood Uses||Inlays, Plugs, Accent Pieces, or Musical Instruments|
|Lumber Grades||FAS, turning squares|
|Other Trade Names||African Ebony, Gabon Ebony, or Gaboon Ebony|