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LATIN: DIOSPYROS CRASSIFLORA ORIGIN: WEST AFRICA
Gaboon Ebony is an exotic wood native to Western Africa. It is an extremely hard, dense, and heavy wood, with a very fine texture. The sapwood is pink to pale red-brown in color, while the heartwood is a uniform jet-black or black-brown streaked. Gaboon Ebony is somewhat difficult to work with hand and machine tools, but is excellent for wood turning and carving, as well as inlays, tool and knife handles, door knobs, piano and organ keys, and instrument wood. It takes an excellent polish.
Very fine and even
Straight with some interlocking
Dust can cause acute dermatitis, skin inflammation, sneezing, possible skin sensitizer
Mostly black, very dark when finished
Exotic Wood Blanks: Below you will find stock sizes of Gaboon Ebony exotic wood blanks. To view all of the available sizes of Gaboon Ebony please click the "All" link below.
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