|Ebony Gaboon |
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DESCRIPTION: A very rare African species; as with most ebony the color varies from non uniform black to uniform black. Most ebony is air dried. The stock we carry is Kiln dried making it much more stable than Air dried. This wood is very fine textured & very hard & dense. Gaboon Ebony is believed to be the blackest wood that grows.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: African (West African)
BOTANICAL NAME: Diospyrus Crassiflora
WORKING PROPERTIES: Very hard wood to work with hand or power tools. Pre-boring is necessary for nailing & screwing. Takes glue well, and it can be polished to an excellent finish.
USES: Tool, cutlery & knife handles, door knobs, butt ends of billiard cues, piano & organ keys, violin & guitar finger boards, other musical instrument pieces, turning, fancy articles & inlay.
JANKA HARDNESS: 3220