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Gabon Ebony Wood Veneer

Gabon EbonyIt's been close to a decade since we've had Gabon ebony on our website, and I've been looking for more since that last lot of it was shipped out. Back then, this veneer sold out quick at more than $30 per square foot! True Diospyros crassiflora is virtually extinct in raw wood veneer these days, but look at what we have to offer... and at a much better price than 10 years ago.

It's important to note that the pictures of these lots are taken from the side of the bundle with the most sapwood. This means that the lot you receive may have considerably more of the black heartwood than what is shown in the picture. Some minor end-splitting should be expected in these veneers.

Common Name:
  African ebony, West African ebony, Gaboon Ebony, and Benin ebony
Scientific Name:
  Diospyros crassiflora
Family:
  Ebenaceae
Color:
  Nearly black with light tan sapwood
Origin:   Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Nigeria
Shipping Limitation:   Can not be shipped out of the USA
Hardness:
  Very hard
Texture:
  Fine grain, closed pore
Finishing:
  Readily accepts oil and lacquer-based finishes. The dark black color is just amazing with a gloss or semi-gloss oil-based finish.
Did You Know:
  According to Wikipedia, the wood that this particular tree produces is believed to be the blackest of all timber-producing Diospyros species, and the heartwood from this tree has been used since ancient Egyptian times!


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