Macassar Ebony: Exotic Wood

Macassar Ebony is a dense, exotic wood with a tan to dark brown background and black and red stripes. The color variation in Macassar Ebony is highly prized and used in musical instruments, interiors of fine cars and boats, and rocking chairs. 

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Characteristics

Origin of Wood Type Southeast Asia
Botanical Name Diospyros celebica
Specific Gravity 1.1
Avg. Weight Per BF 6.8 lbs
Color Range Tan/Brown Background with Black Stripes, sometimes a touch of Red
Rarity / Availability Somewhat Rare
Typical Avg. Width 3 – 6 inches
Typical Avg. Length 3 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor 20%
Wood Uses Musical Instruments, High-End Boat and Car Interiors, Veneer, and Boxes
Lumber Grades FAS
Other Trade Names Indian Ebony, Amara Ebony, Macassar Ebony

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