EBONY WOOD - Diospyros ebenum


NAME: Ebony
BOTANICAL NAME: Diospyros ebenum
ALSO KNOWN AS: Ebonywood
RANGE: Equatorial West Africa
STRENGTH PROPERTIES: Durability is characterized by its hardness, weight, and stability, all of which are ranked high amongst wood species. Considerable resistance to termites.
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Difficult to work with hand tools, as well as to machine. Pre-drilling holes for nails and screws is recommended due to its hardness and density.
USES: Piano keys, cutlery, tool handles, decorative wood works, flooring.