Macassar Ebony is known for its typically striped appearance, with usual colors typically dominated by deep browns although green, yellow, burgundy, red, orange and even peach secondary colors can highlight more spectacular pieces. Sapwood can range from a dull tan to a light golden brown, or sometimes even a muted orange, peach or light pink. In addition to its constant demand with veneer mills, it is highly-prized by guitar luthiers: its great density gives the wood tremendous resonance, making it ideally suited for acoustic guitar back-and-sides or fretboards. Common Uses: Veneer, high-end cabinetry, billiard cues, musical instruments, turning, crafts and other small specialty items.
This premium, high quality lumber is kiln dried, surfaced on two sides, and ready to use. This is a great batch of wood with exceptionally nice color contrast! This piece of lumber has some checks with some pin knots. This piece of lumber has a pin hole present.
Macassar Ebony Lumber is also known as Striped Ebony. The woods heartwood is black with reddish or brown streaks. We most likely will not cut these boards into sections for small quantity orders. Pre-boring is always required for nailing and screwing.
Dryness: Kiln dried Other names: similar to coromandel, calamander wood. Black, finely streaked with bands of yellow to reddish brown. Very hard and heavy, with a beautiful surface when finished. Very well suited for fancy work of the highest order giving consistently impressive results. Macassar ebony is cut on an annual quota set by the Indonesian government.