Our products generate looks that are dramatic and stylish. It can be used for Wall Coverings, Wall Paneling, or as sheets of engineered wood products that provide a durable and hardwearing surface for a natural appearance.
We use a variety of wood species in both Solid Wood and Veneers along with the best raw materials and engineered wood products to achieve quality results that are sustainable, durable, and cost-effective.
We use FSC-certified timber in the construction of our wooden-based projects so you can rest assured that the materials used have been responsibly sourced from well-managed forests.
Ebony Woods produce individually tailored solutions that meet the requirements; starting with the wood selection till achieving your aspirations.
Ebony Woods provides only the finest Afrormosia Lumber from reputable sources ensuring not only the best quality but also the highest yield. Afrormosia is commonly used as a Burma Teak substitute and is often called “African Teak”.
Afrormosia is suitable for many applications, among them veneers, paneling, boat building, stairs, flooring, exterior windows and doors, high-end joinery, cabinetmaking, farm implements, decks, and marine piling. It has a fine texture and small pores. A heavy, dense timber, with high bending and crushing strength, medium stiffness, and resistance to shock loads. It is very resistant to decay but must not be used in contact with ferrous metals in wet situations to avoid corrosion.
Light red meranti is a tropical rainforest species found throughout South East Asia and the southwest Pacific islands, including the Philippines, Indonesia, and East Malaysia. The timber’s heartwood ranges from pink to pinkish-brown. The sapwood is sometimes lighter than the heartwood, but differentiation cannot always be made. The grain is moderately coarse but even in texture with quarter sawn material sometimes displaying an attractive ribbon figure. Growth rings are absent and rays are medium to fine. Light red meranti is a softer wood and not resistant to termites.
The timber can be painted, stained, or polished but the open grain means surfaces should be filled before finishing. This species also machines well to a smooth surface and takes standard fittings and fastenings easily. It is commonly used for decorative applications including paneling, flooring, joinery, moldings, plywood, and turnery. It is regularly sought after for furniture and carving as well. The porosity of this timber is varied, it has high compressive strength and is durable in nature.
Teak has great beauty. It is generally fine to coarsely grained, even texture, medium luster, and an oily feel. Yellow-brown to dark golden brown heartwood and grayish or white sapwood. Teak has a high degree of natural durability, is moderately hard and heavy with low stiffness and shock resistance but an excellent decay resistance and dimensional stability with a good acid resistance.
Has numerous uses including shipbuilding (especially decks), indoor or outdoor furniture, high-class joinery, flooring, paneling, plywood, decorative veneers, turnery, carving, chemical tanks, and vats.
American hickory is a hardwood that is native to the eastern States of the USA. Its main commercial areas are the central and southern States. The hickories are split into two botanical groups – the true hickories and the pecan (fruit-bearing) hickories. However, the wood of both groups is almost identical and is usually sold together. Sapwood is white with a brownish tinge; heartwood is a pale to reddish-brown. The texture is coarse and usually with a straight grain, however it can be wavy or irregular. Bird pecks and mineral streaks are common characteristics of the timber and are not considered to be defects.
American hickory is most commonly used in tool handles, drumsticks, furniture, flooring, cabinetry, ladders, dowels, and sporting goods. It is increasingly exported from the US as flooring, given its rustic appearance and naturally occurring hardwearing properties. It has good strength and shock resistance, and good steam-bending properties. It sands and polishes well. It has a high shrinkage value and can be difficult to dry; this can affect the timber’s stability in conditions with variable moisture.
There is a wide variation in the strength properties of the various meranti and red seraya due to the differences in density and the number of species involved. Large, over-mature logs are frequently spongy in the heart, the wood in these areas being weak and brittle. Despite the fact that the best type of light red meranti is almost equal in strength to the weakest type of dark red meranti, there is nevertheless on average, a distinct difference in mechanical properties.
Light red meranti is almost equal to oak in strength properties, but oak is much harder, while Scots pine has only about 75 percent of the general strength of light red meranti. White and yellow meranti are reported to have similar, properties to those of American mahogany, but with lower resistance to splitting in the tangential plane in the case of white meranti.
Wood Type : Hardwood
Texture : Medium
Durability : Slightly durable
Availability : Available at specialist timber merchant
The sapwood of red oak is white to light brown and the heartwood is a pinkish-reddish brown. The wood is similar in general appearance to white oak, but with a slightly less pronounced figure due to the smaller rays. The wood is mostly straight-grained, with a coarse texture. Widespread throughout Eastern U.S. Oaks is, by far, the most abundant species group growing in the Eastern hardwood forests.
It machines well. Pre-boring is recommended for nailing and screwing. It can be stained to a golden finish, with a wide range of finish tones. Red oak is hard and heavy, with medium-bending strength and stiffness and high crushing strength.
Wood Type : Hardwood
Texture : Grain is straight, with a coarse, uneven texture.
Durability : Non-durable to perishable
Availability : Abundant availability in a good range of widths and thicknesses, both as flatsawn and quartersawn lumber.
Sapele Wood has many characteristics that resemble Mahogany, most notably in the color of its heartwood ( golden to dark reddish-brown, darkens with age if not treated with finishing oils that will prevent oxidation), grain patterns, and internal characteristics that make it very durable. Both large industrial and small-scale wood-processing artisans came to the realization that a viable alternative to Genuine Mahogany can be found in the much cheaper and readily available wood species Sapele. This African species had many similarities with more costly Genuine Mahogany, making it perfect substitution for its numerous exterior and interior applications. Sapele originates from West Africa, and it can be most easily found in countries such as Tanzania, Nigeria, and Ghana where the individual trees can grow up to an impressive height of 45 meters in the air (with some rare examples going up to 60 meters), with the trunk diameter that can almost reach 2 meters (6 feet). It is a deciduous tree only during a dry season in West Africa, with leaves that can grow up to 10 centimeters in size. Because of the increased levels of commercial exploitation, the conservation status of Sapele has changed over the last several decades. Today, it is ranked as IUCN Red List as a vulnerable species, due to the loss of more than 20% of the total tree population over the past three generations of growth.
It is used to make fine furniture, doors and windows, architectural millwork, musical instruments, boatbuilding, countertops, paneling, flooring and veneer. Odorless while finished and has a Cedar-like scent during woodworking. Its texture is uniform and very fine.
Sipo Mahogany can be troublesome to work in some machining operations, (i.e., planning, routing, etc.), resulting in tear-out due to its interlocked grain. It is used for many applications since the beginning of the 20th century. It is mainly grown in Tropical Africa
Suitable for a wide range of applications such as yacht and boatbuilding industry, joinery, stairs and carpentry. It is known for the classic red color and is considered the best among the African Redwoods.
Wood Type : Hardwood
Texture : Grain is interlocked, with a medium uniform texture. Moderate natural luster.
Durability : Moderately durable to durable.
Availability : Not frequently available
Walnut is a timeless hardwood choice. It is widely available, has a straight grain and varies in color from yellow sapwood to a rich, deep brown heartwood. Black Walnut, the most common variety, is grown in the eastern hardwood forests, while English Walnut is grown in California. Walnut is the only dark brown domestic wood. It is also used in gun stocks because it withstands heavy recoil and does not warp.
Walnut is a popular choice for furniture, flooring, and countertops, as well as small projects. Walnut is quite strong and moderately heavy. Color can vary widely, even across the same board, from yellow sapwood to deep chocolate brown heartwood. Walnut dries slowly, with little shrinkage. Walnut has a high resistance to decay, although it is vulnerable to insect damage.
Wood Type : Hardwood
Texture : Medium
Durability : Slightly durable
Availability : Limited availability at a specialist timber merchant.
Wenge wood (scientifically called Millettia Laurentii, Millettia spp., or Millettia stuhlmannii ( panga-panga)) is an endangered wood type originating from Central Africa. With the ability to grow to the size of 18-27 meters with around 1 meter of trunk diameter. While it is most often called Wenge wood in the developed world, this wood is also called African rosewood (ambiguous). Wenge wood is known for its medicinal purposes in the traditional medicine of Central Africa. The bark of millettia laurentii is used for the creation of remedies that treat diabetes, skin issues, fever, rheumatism, hernia, liver complaints, constipation. It is expensive, with rising prices due to increased unavailability.
It is today most commonly used for the creation of veneer, paneling, decking, canes, wood sculptures, furniture, turned objects, and high-end musical instruments.
Wedge wood has managed to attract significant acclaim around the world for its strength, durability, and resistance to termite attacks. It has a coarse texture and is low maintenance.
White ash (Fraxinus Americana) grows from the East to the Midwest. Green ash and blue ash-with somewhat weaker wood share the same range, and commercially, they’re harvested and marketed together. White ash differs in color from black ash (often called brown …