Brazilian Ebony is just as dense as African Ebony and has similar working properties with less of a tendency to split. Although not a true Ebony, it shares many of the same desirable attributes. Trees are typically 50 -75’ tall with 16-24" diameters. The wood is generally only purplish – black on the inner third of the log where the heartwood lies. Much of the sapwood is cut away just as in true Ebonies. The best lumber is produced in tight stands where the tree has to gain as much height as possible to create a long trunk with very few limbs below the canopy. Brazilian Ebony is rare and very hard to find in large, clean boards. The wood takes a smoother, lustrous natural finish with color that is best described as a deep violet/purple/black. The sapwood is creamy white with some having interesting yellow contrast. This is a stunning wood for a variety of uses!