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. 

Characteristics

Origin of Wood TypeSoutheast Asia
Botanical NameDiospyros celebica
Specific Gravity1.1
Avg. Weight Per BF6.8 lbs
Color RangeTan/Brown Background with Black Stripes, sometimes a touch of Red
Rarity / AvailabilitySomewhat Rare
Typical Avg. Width3 – 6 inches
Typical Avg. Length3 – 12 feet
Avg. Waste Factor20%
Wood UsesMusical Instruments, High-End Boat and Car Interiors, Veneer, and Boxes
Lumber GradesFAS
Other Trade Names Indian Ebony, Amara Ebony, Macassar Ebony

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