Macassar Ebony is an exotic wood with heartwood that is reported to be strong, very heavy, and very hard. The black heart is usually brittle, and the wood is used mostly for decorative purposes. The appearance of ebony is sometimes imitated by staining other woods, such as Hornbeam, a black color.
Avg Dry Wgt : 68 lbs/ft3 (1090 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 3220lbf (14323 N) | Specific Gravity : 1.01
Texture : Fine to medium, even
Grain Pattern : Generally straight, interlocking, possibly wavy
Health Risk : Dust can cause acute dermatitis, conjunctivitis, sneezing, possibly a skin sensitizer
Color : Streaks of dark brown and black, lighter beige bands
Wood Type : Tropical Hardwood