African ebony sawn board no. 5, 520 x 120 x 26mm
Diospyros crassiflora from Nigeria.
Photo is of actual piece.
Mostly jet black but sometimes streaked or flecked with grey brown. Hard and heavy and can be worked to a superb level of finish. The main black ebony of commerce and a mainstay of our business.
Over many years we have developed careful production methods that result in ebony that is dry, stable and in good condition. The accuracy and quality of our product is vastly superior to African production and our wood does not suffer the stability problems that arise from the hurried kiln drying methods used by others.
The coloured grades of African ebony can be extremely attractive. There is a growing acceptance and use of these coloured grades and an understanding that it makes sense to use this wonderful timber in a more responsible fashion.