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Janka Hardness 3220 (what's this? )
Ebony is 256% as hard as Red Oak (3220 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
  • Botanical Name
    Diospyros spp.
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Kanran, Kukuo, Mgiriti, Msindi, Nyareti, Omenowa
  • Origin
  • Description
    Ebony has a grain that can be straight, curly, or interlocked. The texture is very fine, with a high glossy luster.
  • Stability
    Ebony demonstrates a high level of stability, superior to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    Ebony sawdust has been associated respiratory problems.
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    No information available at this time.
  • Color Range
    Ebony has a sapwood that is a light pink that deepens to a light brown, while the heartwood is black and dark brown.

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