Ebony is 256% as hard as Red Oak (3220 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
- Flooring Trade Name
- Botanical Name
- Lumber Trade Name(s)
Kanran, Kukuo, Mgiriti, Msindi, Nyareti, Omenowa
Ebony has a grain that can be straight, curly, or interlocked. The texture is very fine, with a high glossy luster.
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.