Nigerian Ebony

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Nigerian Ebony

W37237
$119.99
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5 lbs. 28-13/16″ x 3-7/16″ x 13/16″
From equatorial Africa, Ebony is usually found in wet lowlands near rivers and swaps. Devoid of color, Ebony has ink black with lighter streaks. ... READ MORE
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From equatorial West Africa, Nigerian Ebony is usually found in wet lowlands near rivers and swamps. Devoid of color, Nigerian Ebony has ink black with lighter streaks. Only a small percentage of Ebony (three to five percent) produce the highest quality jet black material. Most logs contain 50-70% sapwood with deep heart checks and voids in the heart with fall off of 80-90%. Ebony is hard and costly to produce, which makes it a rare species to obtain. It is difficult to work, glues satisfactorily, and has a tendency to want to split, but takes a really nice polish that makes it worth the work. Ebony is a treasured hardwood that was used by the Egyptian Pharaohs over 3,000 years ago. Diospyrus crassiflora.

This lumber has been air dried for one year. Please make sure to let it acclimate to your climate prior to use & proper care & handling is still essential. All boards are completely wax sealed. Smooth bandsaw cuts are present on some.  Many pieces are instrument grade. A small end or surface check may be present. Black on at least 95% of both faces.

There are some colorful stripes in this piece. No visible checks. One section of this board has a 3/4" thickness.
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