Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Gaboon Ebony (Diospyros Crassiflora)

Status: Endangered (Threatened) and available.

Other Common Names: Gabon Ebony

Found in Western Africa, these members of the Ebenaceae family (Diospyros) can grow to 50-60 feet in height and 2 feet in diameter.

Color is nearly jet black but can appear more dark brown.  Sapwood is pale.

Fine texture, machines well and turns well but prone to splitting.  Specific Gravity: .78-1.03. Avg. Dry Weight:  65 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Pool Cues, Furniture, Musical Instruments and turnings.

Gaboon Ebony

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