Michael T Shue Studios Wood Blog
Collection of Wood samples used in my shop. Includes information on the wood characteristics.
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.
Michael T Shue
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