Macassar Ebony


Common Names
Macassar Ebony
Scientific Name
Diospyros celebica
Southeast Asia (Indonesia)
Macassar Ebony heartwood is typically black with prominent brown streaks. The wood has a straight to interlocked grain with a fine texture. It exhibits a high natural luster.
Avg. Dried Weight
55-80 lbs/ft3 (880-1280 kg/m3)
Janka Hardness
3220 lbf
Modulus of Rupture
25,700 lbf/in2 (177.2 MPa)
Elastic Modulus
3,100,000 lbf/in2 (21.38 GPa)
Crushing Strength
14,100 lbf/in2 (97.2 MPa)
Radial: 4.8%, Tangential: 8.5%, Volumetric: 13.3%, T/R Ratio: 1.8
Rated as very durable; highly resistant to decay and insect attacks.
Macassar Ebony wood is generally difficult to work due to its high density and interlocked grain. It requires sharp tools and may have a blunting effect. Pre-drilling is recommended for nailing and screwing. It can be polished to a high shine and finishes well. The wood has excellent stability and resistance to warping.

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