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. 

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Characteristics

Origin of Wood Type Africa
Botanical Name Diospyros Crassiflora
Specific Gravity .98
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

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