Ebony wood is a beautiful, exotic hard wood. The interior section of ebony wood is either pure black, black green or dark red when its completely matured, while its saplings and outer wood are either white or light gray. Dark ebony is usually found growing in high altitudes, while lighter ebony, including the redder colors, generally grow at lower altitudes. The color of ebony is also influenced by soil conditions and growth rate. These trees produce extremely hard and dense heartwood making it very sturdy. Therefore it has application in numerous industries because of its durability and strength where it is most commonly used for creating decorative objects and musical instruments such as canes, bagpipes, chess pieces, tool handles, violins and black keys for the piano among other things. 


  • Because ebony wood is extremely hard and dense, sharp tools must be used when working with this material.
  • Ebony tree grows on fertile, moist soil mostly in tropical climate
  • These trees can reach 65 to 98 feet in height.  

Fun Facts: Ancient Egyptians used heartwood of ebony for carving and many pharaohs were buried with items made of Ebony.


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