Origin East Africa
Availability Square edged boards air dried
Colour Heartwood colour is dark brown to purplish dark some-times with black streaks. Sapwood is usually very thin, colour pale yellow
Usage Musical instruments, inlay, carving, turned objects
Durability Very Durable
Density Heart wood about 1230-1330 kg/m3Sapwood about 1180 kg/m3
Movement in Service Small
Machining Difficult
Thicknesses 20-25-30mm
Specification Up to 2000x250mm
Basic Price Level High: Contact for pricing
Summary The African Blackwood is on par with true ebonies such as Gaboon Ebony, but it is technically from the Rosewood genus. The wood is more stable and resistant than Ebony.