Gaboon Ebony

Gaboon Ebony is an exotic wood native to Equatorial 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 believed to be the blackest wood that grows. It is also among the most expensive of all available lumbers.

The Common Name(s) for this wood are Gaboon Ebony, African Ebony, Nigerian Ebony, and Cameroon Ebony. The scientific name is Diospyros crassiflora. It rates 3,080 lbf (13,700 N) on the Janka Hardness Scale.

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