You can resaw or shape this uniquely shaped piece to suit your needs. This wood can be turned, used for bowls, pen blanks, handles, gun stocks, musical instruments, and many other uses. Our Item 149 is 57 lbs of Ebony. The maximum length of this piece is 29.
The maximum width of this piece is 11. The maximum thickness of this piece is 6. A stout thick piece from the heart of a log. There are radial and other checks on both ends and some face cracks where branches once grew out on one face.There are a couple of large patches of light brown on one face; if I were to guess (and it is a guess), I do not think they would go deep. The volume of this piece would be great, yielding a 26" x 6" x 4 if it were completely solid, but I doubt that is the case. A turner could get two blanks 6" x 6" x 6" and two more blanks 6" x 6" x 4" if they were willing to epoxy. Otherwise, I think this will require a skilled sawyer to cut it down the middle and then start slabbing squared pieces based on what is revealed. It is my best guess that it would yield a 22" x 5' x 2 blank on one side of the center and a 22" x 3" x 3" blank on the other and there would be some 22" x 1" offcuts remaining.
Note that all yield predictions are estimates only, based on what I can see from the exterior and my experience. This is also true of the color; once you cut into a piece, you may find a different color or amount of true black than what I can see at the surface. Why is the wood in this shape? When this is harvested, the sawyer uses a chainsaw like a carving knife, cutting away the sapwood and leaving these irregular shapes.We have imported them whole, eliminating the waste common to other vendors. Trees From Eden is a supplier of exotic African hardwoods that takes a different approach to the business. At the stump in Africa, these woods cost about the same as common American species, such as Oak. The high cost of exotics is due to the series of 10-15 middlemen who move the product from the forest in Africa to the retailer in the US. Gabon ebony wood is the most pure black of the lot, but can have occasional chocolate brown seams, especially in the middle of larger chunks.
You can pay significantly more for wood that is guaranteed to be pure black throughout. The sap wood is a light gray offering extreme contrasts in color that can add dramatic flare. Ebony weights approximately 65+ lbs per cubic foot. Please contact me with any questions. This item is in the category "Crafts\Home Arts & Crafts\Woodworking\Wood & Project Materials\Woodworking Lumber".The seller is "jaysultan" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.