Our team is here to help you find the right exotic wood for your woodworking project. One of the most intensely black woods known to man is ebony. Combined with its very high density, which means it can sink in the water, ebony provides a fine texture and an ability to polish up very smoothly. Some of the species of ebony available include the genus Diospyros yield, which produces a so-called striped ebony. That means the black is not uniform but is striped instead. Many species of this genus do not produce ebony at all, even if they do yield timber.
A single Black Ebony tree could be worth a million dollars if you could find it or grow it
This beautiful Ebony has air dried for three years as of November and has been completely wax sealed or sealed on the ends. The majority is dry, but some of the wood contains residual moisture. It is natural in this species to have hairline checks along the black stripes. Sandpaper and glue can easily remedy this! We have carefully described the defects; however hairline checks can be present that are not specifically noted. This bowl blank has some pin holes.
Ebony is dense enough to sink in water. It is finely-textured and has a mirror finish when polished, making it valuable as an ornamental wood. Species of ebony include Diospyros ebenum Ceylon ebony , native to southern India and Sri Lanka ; Diospyros crassiflora Gabon ebony , native to western Africa ; and Diospyros celebica Sulawesi ebony , native to Indonesia and prized for its luxuriant, multi-colored wood grain. Mauritius ebony, Diospyros tessellaria , was largely exploited by the Dutch in the 17th century. Some species in the genus Diospyros yield an ebony with similar physical properties, but striped rather than evenly black Diospyros ebenum.
Black Ebony is one of the most valuable and expensive types of wood in the world; prized for its dark heartwood. Traditionally, Blackwood has been used for charcoal, native carvings, combs, needles, cups and knife handles. Because of its high density, texture and waxiness, It is ideal for the production of woodwind musical instruments like clarinets and is a superior wood for holding the metal fittings of guitar fret boards and prized for the making of fine furniture. Due to the high value of Black Wood, many species of the Black Ebony trees are now extinct, on the verge of extinction, is an endangered tree or extremely vulnerable. Because of the relative rarity of high quality pieces Black Wood commands a high price. Sebastian M.